1. Do you think the two guests believe Brown Jackson is getting a fair hearing? Do they think it will be useful in helping determine what type of judge Brown Jackson might be on the Supreme Court?
2. Do you think the senators questions for Brown Jackson have merit? Do you think they are fair? Explain.
3. Thurgood Marshall was the first Black man to serve as a Supreme Court justice. Prof. Margaret Russell stated the following during the NewsHour interview:
So far — and this is day two — I actually think back to what I know about Thurgood Marshall’s nomination hearing, which was in 1967.
And when I read some of the transcript of that, I thought, oh, times have changed, because, back then, the Southern Democrats, or Dixiecrats, would just openly ask questions like, are you prejudiced against white people? What are you going to do about the rate of crime?
And these were very explicitly racialized questions. So I think what surprised me, compared to them is, here they are again in a different form, Critical Race Theory. Can we trust you to like white people?