Joe Biden’s Supreme Court Nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, sits on the board of trustees of an elite private school in Washington, D.C., that promotes critical race theory (CRT) in its curriculum.
In her responses to written questions prepared for the Senate Judiciary Committee, she confirmed that she has been a board member at Georgetown Day School since 2019. She was involved with the school for several years before becoming a trustee.
She wrote in the school’s magazine in 2019 that she and her husband have personally experienced the “transformative power” of a progressive education dedicated to critical thinking and social justice.
The school’s website states that its trustees are involved in its “anti-racism action plan.” That plan includes examining “potential governance changes.” The website also says that the school is committed to being an “anti-racist institution.”
Board of Trustees Chair Lisa Fairfax appeared before the Judiciary Committee on Monday to speak on behalf of Jackson as her confirmation hearings began.
The school recommends a number of CRT resources, including Richard Delgado’s “Critical Race Theory” and Peggy McIntosh’s “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” It also lists “How To Be An Anti-Racist” by Ibram X. Kendi. That work declares capitalism is “essentially racist” and argues that racial discrimination is appropriate when used to “create equity.” The school promoted a panel in 2020 featuring Kendi, who it described as a “mega-star in the fight for racial equity.”
Tuition at the school starts at around $40,000 for pre-K children and goes to almost $47,000 for high school seniors.
An official at the Biden White House told Fox News that Jackson’s service on the Georgetown Day board is a personal matter that has no impact on her professional duties as a judge.
As part of her responses to the committee’s questionnaire, Jackson said that CRT is one of the “myriad types of law” she instructs her students to consider in analyzing sentencing decisions.
Committee member Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) indicated on Monday that Jackson’s position with Georgetown Day presents “red flags.” In her opening statement, she told Jackson that she serves on the board of a school that tells kindergartners that they can “choose their gender” and teaches them about “so-called white privilege.”
Blackburn also noted that the school hosts a program named “Woke Kindergarten” and Jackson’s involvement in the curriculum causes her “great concern” about how she may rule on cases involving parental rights.
The confirmation hearings are expected to continue this week, leading to a vote before the committee to consider sending Jackon’s nomination to the full Senate for a confirmation vote.