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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:09 PM

After that performance, Barrett should admit her unfitness ...

... as an adoptive mother to children of color.

https://www.startribune.com/after-that-performance-barrett-should-admit-her-unfitness/572776211/#comments


An open letter to Judge Amy Coney Barrett:

I have watched closely your confirmation hearings. Since we share many similarities close in age, both living in the Midwest, both educated women with advanced degrees, both white mothers in multiracial families I began my viewing hopefully.

I lost that hope quickly when I heard you introduce yourself by describing your children. You spoke of your biological children's intellect, promise and good genes; at the same time you described Vivian and John Peter in terms of the terrible traumas that they had overcome (with your help, of course).

Thank God they had been rescued by you, so that now they could become athletic. Do you understand, Judge Barrett, that this is the very definition of implicit bias, and that sociology classes for years to come will use your introductory words to illustrate just how implicit bias works? That I, too, will use this video in my own church to talk about the downfall of Christianity's "white savior complex," which your words also illustrate?

Then, during another day's hearing, I watched you questioned by Sen. Cory Booker, who asked you to share the work you have done to educate yourself about implicit bias in our justice system what books and articles you have read to educate yourself. I thought Booker was throwing you a slow lob an easy question that you would hit out of the park.

Certainly a mother who's been raising Black children for the past 15 years would have done her homework during the adoption process. Certainly a law professor at one of our nation's top law schools would be abreast of the latest statistics on one of our country's most important issues for a judge presiding in this time. Imagine my surprise my horror, really when you had not a single book or article to cite. I was speechless. How irresponsibly neglectful of you.

Recuse yourself, Judge Barrett, for you are not qualified. I am not speaking professionally not asking you to recuse from the court appointment, nor from your bench, nor from your position in academia. I want you to recuse yourself from the role that you might claim as your highest calling that of being a mother to Vivian and JP.


More at the link. I thought it was me being critical of the way she introduced her children, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought she saw a difference in the way the the biological and adopted kids were introduced.



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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:24 PM

1. K&R Thanks for posting.

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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:57 PM

2. truly appalling, but not surprising nt

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Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:16 AM

3. K/R What an appalling way to view and describe children

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Response to dflprincess (Original post)

Sun Oct 18, 2020, 12:42 AM

4. Performance parenting

Is what I call her type.

Disheartening.

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