Anita Hill includes comments from Meghan Markle in an op-ed on Ketanji Brown Jackson's Nomination to the US Supreme Court

The US lawyer and professor, Anita Hill, wrote an op-ed published on the URL Media site in which Ms. Hill talks about the history made last week for Black women when President Biden announced that he was nominating Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson for a seat on the United States Supreme Court.

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Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

In her article, Ms. Hill reflects how the first nomination for a black woman to America's highest court has been a long time coming, and speaks of how grateful she is that another glass ceiling has been 'shattered' in her lifetime.

Hill said she thought of moments in modern history where Black women of stature and credentials entered areas once thought to be inaccessible and so Hill reached out to Meghan Markle for her thoughts on Brown Jackson's nomination. Hill said that Meghan (when marrying into the UK Royal family) also had to navigate "uncharted territory" as a Black woman.

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Anita Hill

Meghan told Anita that she thought that Judge Jackson's nomination "has opened up new ground for women's representation at the highest level of a judicial system that for too long has tilted against the very community she hails from." Meghan added; "For the millions of young women who will rightfully find inspiration from this moment, let's remind ourselves that Black achievement is something that exists not just today or yesterday, and not just in moments of celebration, but as a fabric woven into the entire chronicle of the American story."

Meghan's comments in the op-ed come on what is the last day of Black History month events in America.

Anita Faye Hill (born July 30, 1956) is an American lawyer, educator and author. She is a professor of social policy, law, and women's studies at Brandeis University and a faculty member of the university's Heller School for Social Policy and Management.


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