The Dissent From Justice Brown Jackson

Justice Brown Jackson’s dissent in the Affirmative Action case was brilliant.

And, THIS😠😠

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26 Responses to The Dissent From Justice Brown Jackson

  1. rikyrah says:

    noliwe rooks (@nrookie) tweeted at 9:58 AM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    They left it in military schools. Judge Jackson says: “The court has come…to the…conclusion that racial diversity in higher education is only worth potentially preserving insofar as it might be needed to prepare Black Americans…for success in the bunker, not the boardroom…”

  2. rikyrah says:

    Vincent ⚖️ (@VtheEsquire) tweeted at 0:46 PM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    99 out of a hundred applicants could be white, but if the one is Black, THAT is who “took” the Asian kid’s spot.

    It’s a timeless American trope that Black folks are simply undeserving of any achievement.

    They called Obama the Affirmative Action President but voted for Trump.

  3. rikyrah says:

    Bruce Wilson (@brucewilson) tweeted at 7:13 AM on Fri, Jun 30, 2023:
    The *only* way for this #SCOTUS decision to be even remotely fair would be 1) outlaw legacy admissions, 2) full federal funding of K-12, 3) dramatically expand early childhood anti-poverty programs

    None of that will happen, of course, so this is just more Jim Crow 2.0

  4. rikyrah says:

    ashley fairbanks (@ziibiing) tweeted at 9:43 AM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    This is going to be pretty devastating for Native kids, especially from reservations. Hard to compete on academic metrics alone when our schools are criminally underfunded.

    ashley fairbanks (@ziibiing) tweeted at 9:48 AM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    Only 15% of Native Americans get a Bachelor’s Degree, so it’s definitely cool that we made it harder to go to college.

    ashley fairbanks (@ziibiing) tweeted at 9:51 AM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    Our treaties require the federal government to educate our people, and they fail to do that. All of which, of course, fuels generational poverty.

  5. rikyrah says:

    AKS (@AsheeshKSi) tweeted at 9:51 AM on Fri, Jun 30, 2023:
    In other words, a bunch of Harvard, Yale, and Princeton grads decided that affordable higher education should be an elite, white privilege.

  6. rikyrah says:

    isa watson (@isadwatson) tweeted at 2:28 PM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    Ended up in a convo with an HBCU president today who said they fear a downstream effect of today’s SCOTUS decision is that HBCU funding will quickly dry up—and especially if republicans get control of Congress.

    My stomach dropped when I heard them say that to me. I’m upset.

  7. rikyrah says:

    Brittani James, MD (@DrBrittaniJ) tweeted at 1:03 PM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    Meanwhile, I went to an Ivy-League school with kids who had entire buildings named after someone in their family.

    Yeeeah…Guess who doesn’t have access to generational wealth like that…

    Slave-descended Black people like me.

    We are 400 years behind you.

    You are 400 years…

  8. rikyrah says:

    Brittani James, MD (@DrBrittaniJ) tweeted at 2:16 PM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    I’ve got so many diagnoses in Black women that were missed for YEARS by white doctors because they didn’t believe my patients.

    As a Black woman doctor who gets tired of cleaning up the racist misses of my colleagues, this means more to me than you know.

    Thank you for sharing ♥️

  9. rikyrah says:

    Dominique Jean-Louis (@DominiqueJL15) tweeted at 10:57 AM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    Affirmative action 🧵:

    Yesterday I had to look up my endocrinologist’s office info to get a referral.

    I happened upon the fact that she graduated Columbia 5 years after I did. Which meant I was part of the team that admitted her, a team that regularly acted affirmatively.

    I specifically chose her as my doctor because she is a Black woman. Race was a primary factor, but she’s also a terrific physician.

    Last year, she’s looking through my most recent testing and asks me why my cholesterol is going up.

    I repeated what my (white, male) PCP told me:

    It’s typical for patients like me whose “lifestyle catches up with them as they get older.”

    She says that we just talked (kiki’d actually) about my lifestyle, which is very active and overall mostly healthy. *SHE BELIEVES ME* and recommends I go see a cardiologist.

    The cardiologist is quickly able to diagnose me with familial hypercholesterolemia. Very easy to treat, a pill a day with zero side effects.

    But it’s one of those diseases that if untreated, healthy people can drop dead of a heart attack before age 50.

    Black women make up less than 3% of all doctors. The ones in the field, save lives, ESPECIALLY those of other Black women.

    So it makes sense, if we care about Black lives, to employ and protect methods that ensure more Black doctors.

    If. We. Care. About. Black. Lives.

    This is not “why are you surprised?” This is not “here’s why it basically won’t make a difference.”

    It’s literal more Black death by a thousand cuts and I’m so mad and I’m so scared and I’m informed enough to know that is a perfectly appropriate response.


  10. rikyrah says:

    Cortney Lamar Charleston (@bardsbesidebars) tweeted at 10:59 AM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    Let’s keep it a buck about what this Supreme Court decision is about: the objective is to keep the most “prestigious” academic institutions for social elites who are primarily and overwhelmingly white and wealthy (and male) those demos even more so than they already are today.

    Cortney Lamar Charleston (@bardsbesidebars) tweeted at 10:59 AM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    There are simply certain “tables” that Black and brown (and Asian!) folks are not supposed to sit at and this court decision bolsters a racist order that had been strongly challenged. That Asian(-American) students were used as the shield for this is the saddest thing to me.

  11. rikyrah says:

    Cortney Lamar Charleston (@bardsbesidebars) tweeted at 10:59 AM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    The concept of merit will never and can never exist where whiteness is contiguous with power.

  12. rikyrah says:

    Yolanda Brown (@YolandaBrown_yb) tweeted at 5:33 PM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    Blind applications (devoid of all identifiable information) plus admission quotas based on family income would clear up any and all issues but ‘fair’ and ‘colorblind’ aren’t really the goals. They need that information in order to continue white affirmative action.

  13. rikyrah says:

    ✨Kei$ha✨ (@GlamazonJay) tweeted at 9:56 AM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    I truly have an issue with Asian-Americans using white supremacist ideologies to undo all the work my ancestors did to provide an opportunity for all of us. I’m not understanding how they’re so smart but constantly offering themselves to be used like pawns.

  14. rikyrah says:

    Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) tweeted at 9:26 PM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    To let you further know the Supreme Court is on some bullshit, they said it’s totally fine for military academies to consider race in admissions. Now why is that?

  15. rikyrah says:

    Patrick C. (@PatrickC_Esq) tweeted at 11:03 AM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    Y’all quiet today @icecube @Tip @ninaturner @KillerMike @marclamonthill @chancetherapper

    I would think the never Hillary, Pro Trump, and Pro Kanye crew would be celebrating this historic win 🤮

  16. rikyrah says:

    King Tampon I™ (@AfricanPrincess) tweeted at 9:51 AM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    Somebody ask Marc Lamont Hill how those principles are holding up now that a generation has lost access to abortion and affirmative action. It’s Vick that dude forever over here.

  17. rikyrah says:

    Chels ♊️ (@ChelsIsRight) tweeted at 9:31 AM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    “I voted for Jill Stein” – A bitch ass nigga named Marc Lamont Hill

  18. rikyrah says:

    #JoeMama🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🌻 (@Mama4Obama1) tweeted at 9:40 AM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    Congratulations to @esglaude @marclamonthill and all the other black men that did not vote for Hillary . You just closed the door behind you with this decision of the Court on Affirmative Action. All the work of our ancestors just flushed .

  19. rikyrah says:

    José (@josecanyousee) tweeted at 4:12 PM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    Madison, WISCONSIN
    March 28, 2016
    Hillary Clinton 2016 Campaign Event

    Hillary Clinton was clear about the role the next POTUS would play in shaping the SCOTUS.

    I don’t want to hear jack ish from folks who campaigned with Jill Stein or were Bernie dead-enders in 2016.

  20. rikyrah says:

    BMB Empower Network (@BmbEmpower) tweeted at 9:12 PM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    .@RolandMartin asked #President #Bush if LEGACY should be eliminated from #college applications 19 years ago. The following day, white parents were furious and afraid that #Harvard & #Yale will change their rules and eliminate #LEGACY.

  21. rikyrah says:

    Gabrielle A. Perry, MPH (@GeauxGabrielle) tweeted at 10:44 AM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    You, as a minority, would not even be able to APPLY to these institutions of higher education had somebody’s Black ass uncle and grandmother not been hosed down by the fucking cops and shot at by the military protesting for your right to be there.

  22. rikyrah says:

    Michael Steele (@MichaelSteele) tweeted at 6:11 PM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    Affirmative Action asks schools to consider race as A factor in student admissions, so Black student population at elite institutions must be AMAZING!

    Harvard 6.6%
    Yale 6.5%
    Brown 7.0%
    Princeton 4.7%
    Columbia 5.1%
    Cornell 5.0%

    I can see why folks want to get rid of it.

  23. rikyrah says:

    Chris D. Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) tweeted at 11:26 AM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    .@CornelWest is a liar. On CNN, he just said Clarence Thomas is on the court because of @JoeBiden. The fact is, Joe Biden led the fight against Thomas and VOTED AGAINST confirming him to the Supreme Court.


  24. rikyrah says:

    Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) tweeted at 6:01 PM on Thu, Jun 29, 2023:
    Today’s Supreme Court decision is a denial of opportunity.

    It’s not about being colorblind. It’s about being blind to history, blind to empirical evidence about disparities, and blind to the strength that diversity brings to classrooms.

  25. rikyrah says:

    Roland Martin makes the direct connection from 2016 to yesterday 👏🏾😡

  26. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone😊😊😊

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