On her show The ReidOut on MSNBC Joy Reid claimed during a segment called "The Absolute Worst" that Fox's ratings giant Tucker Carlson exhibited "textbook racism" when he said that SCOTUS nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson's LSAT scores should be made public.
Carlson said that Jackson's nomination was a purely political one by Biden, and not one based in merit. This after Biden's stated intention to apply principles of affirmative action to the Supreme Court nomination process were heavily critiqued by conservatives
"It might be time for Joe Biden to let us know what Ketanji Brown Jackson’s LSAT score was," Carlson had said to his viewers.
"How did she do on the LSATs? Why wouldn't you tell us that? That would settle the question conclusively as to whether she is a once-in-a-generation legal talent, the next one at hand."
Reid said, "As Nicole Hannah-Jones so aptly tweeted, this is textbook racism, not even a dog whistle. Outside of the ridiculous argument that scores to get into law school are the measure of qualification, long after law school, plus a lengthy judicial career. The presumption that black people are dumb is standard white supremacy."
"'Ketanji Brown Jackson has an extensive amount of experience," Reid went on, "as Elliott Williams tweeted when she was nominated. Imagine a supremely qualified SCOTUS nominee with two Harvard degrees with honors, a SCOTUS clerkship for the justice they’d replace, and two years as a federal judge.' That’s Chief Justice, John Roberts."
"Ketanji Brown Jackson has all of that, plus seven more years as a judge. In contrast, Amy Coney Barrett was the least qualified nominee in recent history."
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