(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Sunday, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Sunday during an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” anchor Dana Bash, stated that the comments made by Justice Clarence Thomas regarding the Supreme Court’s controversial decision that ended affirmative action on college admissions “profoundly disrespectful” regarding his disagreement with fellow Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.
When asked about her opinion on the recent comments and the “blistering debate” between the court’s two Black Justices, Thomas, and Jackson, Ocasio-Cortez defended Jackson against Thomas’ comments.
Following Jackson’s address of the striking down of affirmative action, Thomas had written that it was “unfathomable” how Jackson had referred to all Black people as “victims.” He added that even “worse” was the fact that Jackson had portrayed her own observations as if they were statistical information about the connection that race has to health, wealth, and well-being. As he noted it is impossible for people to “deny the great accomplishments of black Americans” who had managed to succeed against all odds.
Ocasio-Cortez claimed that Jackson’s opinion was “grounded in fact” and that what Thomas had written was “disrespectful” regarding his colleague. She added that Thomas’ statement had also included many “assumptions” about her entire worldview. She further noted that Brown’s dissent had in reality been a critique of Thomas’ analysis of the case.
Last week, the Supreme Court finished its term by handing down many controversial landmark decisions that included the end of affirmative action and race from being considered as part of the college admissions process.
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