(PresidentialInsider.com)- Ketanji Brown Jackson, who’s going through the confirmation process for a seat on the Supreme Court, is a board of trustees member for a private school in Washington, D.C., that promotes critical race theory.
Jackson has served as a board member at Georgetown Day School, an elite private school in the District of Columbia, since 2019. According to the questionnaire she submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee, she also says she’s been an activity member of their community for almost 10 years.
In the school magazine’s Winter 2019/2020 edition, Jackson says:
“Since becoming part of the GDS community seven years ago, Patrick (her husband) and I have witnessed the transformative power of a rigorous progressive education that is dedicated to fostering critical thinking, independence and social justice.”
According to the school’s website, the board helps execute an “anti-racism action plan.” That includes helping to revise and review “current language around community expectations … to inform potential governance changes.”
As the website explains:
“We at GDS have been engaging across the community to further define and deepen our commitments to being an anti-racist institution and staying true to our founding mission. We have identified a path forward for the institution, and we want to transparently share how we have performed in meeting our commitments for the 2020-21 school year and beyond.”
In the past, the school has recommended using resources such as “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” by Peggy McIntosh; “The Urgency of Intersectionality,” a video produced by Kimberle Crenshaw; and “Critical Race Theory,” written by Richard Delgado.
Both Crenshaw and Delgado are known as some of the originators of the CRT movement.
Another book on the list of recommended resources is one written by Ibram X. Kendi called “How To Be An Anti-Racist.” In it, he writes “capitalism is essentially racist,” as well as “racism is essentially capitalist.”
He further argues that discrimination based on race is OK if the aim of doing so is to create equal outcomes or equity. He Kendi writes in the book:
“The defining question is whether the discrimination is creating equity or inequity. If discrimination is creating equity, then it is antiracist. If discrimination is creating inequity, then it is racist.”
In other words, it would be acceptable for Kendi to discriminate people based on their race as long as that action would end up creating equity.
Back in June of 2020, the Instagram account for Georgetown Day School promoted a panel on which Kendi was appearing. The school then said he was one of the “mega-stars in the fight for racial equity.”
Earlier that year, in February of 2020, Paula Young Shelton, a teacher at the school, wrote a post on the school’s website describing how they “recently conducted a segregation simulation to give [their] students a tiny peek at the emotional psychological impact of segregation.”
“We assigned students to a group, blue or red, and then ‘segregated’ them at different times of the day, switching back and forth to give them an experience of privilege, as well as discrimination.”
And this is a school that a likely future member of the Supreme Court is heavily involved with.