Ketanji Brown Jackson Has Leadership Role at School Promoting Critical Race Theory

U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson / Source: WikiMedia Commons

President Joe Biden's Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson serves on the board of trustees of an elite, private Washington, D.C., high school that promotes critical race theory and other progressive ideals.

Fox News reported Tuesday that Jackson since 2019 has been a board member at Georgetown Day School, which is pursuing an "antiracism action plan" and recommends to families literature on critical race theory and racial intersectionality.

The school is undertaking an "antiracism journey" with objectives including mandated antiracism training and education for staff members, and reform of curriculum from a social justice perspective. It also promotes controversial "antiracist resources," such as Richard Delgado's Critical Race Theory andĀ Ibram X. Kendi's How to Be an Antiracist.

In comments obtained through Jackson's disclosures in the Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire, Jackson in 2020 praised Georgetown Day School's progressive values.

"I have witnessed the transformative power of a rigorous progressive education that is dedicated to fostering critical thinking, independence, and social justice." Jackson said. "As a result, I truly value the 'GDS way.'"

In past writings, Jackson has endorsed critical race theory as a lens to analyze criminal sentencing and remarked on "environmental justice and the impacts of the climate crisis on communities of color."

Fox News also reported that in 2020, Georgetown Day School conducted a "segregation simulation," in which children were separated into groups throughout the day, with some given treats while others were excluded, in order to give them an experience of "privilege" and "discrimination." After the simulation, teachers had the children march outside carrying signs and signing freedom songs.