this event has ended. check the Basic Black Facebook page for recordings. updated 4/2/2022
GBH News’ Basic Black, the longest-running program on public television focusing on the interests of people of color, will be hosting a timely conversation about the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson.
I hope you’ll join us in watching this all-new episode on TV Friday, April 1st at 7:30 pm on GBH 2 or on the Basic Black Facebook page.
Despite a lengthy and impressive resume, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson spent a fair amount of the thirteen hoursof her confirmation hearings answering questions about her faith, the definition of a “woman”, and the racist nature of a children’s book. Brown Jackson is set to become the first African American woman to hold a seat on the Supreme Court.
The Senate promised a civil and respectful hearing process; however, the process uncovered the ongoing bias on issues attractive to conservatives and the “othering” that Black women and people of color endure. As the Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Monday, what’s in store for Brown Jackson as she continues to contend for a seat on the Supreme Court?
Host Callie Crossley will be in conversation with Renée Graham, Associate Editor and Opinion Columnist for the Boston Globe’s op-ed page; Renée Landers, JD., Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School in Boston; Tracey Maclin, JD., Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law; and Cecil Webster Jr., MD., an Adult, Adolescent, and Child Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist.
I hope you’ll join us in watching this all-new episode Friday, April 1st at 7:30 pm on GBH 2 or on the Basic Black Facebook page.