Letter: Ketanji Brown Jackson’s appointment is a source of great pride

Posted 4/14/22

I surprised myself at how emotional I became upon learning the United States Senate had confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson's appointment to the highest court in the country.

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Letter: Ketanji Brown Jackson’s appointment is a source of great pride

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Ketanji Brown Jackson has made history. I surprised myself at how emotional I became upon learning the United States Senate had confirmed her appointment to the highest court in the country. Yes, my eyes welled with tears - quite possibly due to a mix of enormous pride, admiration, and frankly, relief. 

I want to savor the moment. I want to relish what this eminently qualified jurist has just achieved and congratulate the newest addition to the U.S. Supreme Court, associate justice Ketanji Brown Jackson!

May little Black girls across the country and right here in Philadelphia feel what I feel, and know, they too, can aspire to greatness and achieve it. It is incumbent on all of us to contribute to their success, whether it is as mentors, volunteers, teachers, and more.

Let us help the next generation make their own history in their own way, using Thursday’s remarkable confirmation vote as a model of achievement and success.

City Councilmember Cindy Bass

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