Julia Conley writes for Common Dreams:
Tristin Brown, policy and program director at People’s Parity Project—a network of law students and lawyers “organizing to unrig the legal system and build a justice system that values people over profits”—told The Hill that Biden’s history-making choice should mark a turning point for representation of workers on the court.
“As a Black woman, I know the importance of this moment. We have an opportunity right now where we can put the first Black woman on the Supreme Court, which is a body and institution that throughout its entire existence has almost been exclusively made up of white males,” Brown told The Hill.
“At the same time,” she added, “I know how critically important it is to make sure that not only are we leveraging this opportunity to make sure we get the first Black woman on the Supreme Court, but to make sure that we get the first Black woman who also has a demonstrated interest in commitment and protecting civil and human rights, and one who particularly has a record of being invested in protecting the rights of everyday workers in America.”