Will Obama Pick Black Woman For Supreme Court? NAACP’s Ben Jealous Says He Should

kamala-harrisBen Jealous, the NAACP President, has expressed he would like to see President Obama appoint an African American woman to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court has ultimate authority over all federal courts and state courts, involving critical matters of federal law. Once appointed, justices have life-long tenure unless they choose to resign, retire, or are removed after impeachment.

Jealous stated that the president still has more appointments and expects, or is hopeful he will see a black woman on the high court. He even went as far as to offer a suggestion. Jealous mentioned the 32nd California Attorney General, Kamala Harris, as a possible choice. Harris is the first female, African American and Indian American attorney general in the United States. Politico named Harris one the “13 people to watch in politics in 2013″. The president was criticized by Democrats, particularly Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY), for his lack of diversity in some of his presidential choices for his second term. He was likewise criticized for his male-centric inner circle. Like Jealous, Rangel is optimistic the president will fill some open spots in his cabinet and on the Court with diversity in mind.

President Obama has only appointed two Supreme Court justices to the bench, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan; both highly qualified and competent women.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 79, might step-down from her post with an eye toward retirement. Justices Scalia and Kennedy are both 76. Therefore, it is highly probably that President Obama may have additional appointments before his term ends in four years.

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18 Responses to Will Obama Pick Black Woman For Supreme Court? NAACP’s Ben Jealous Says He Should

  1. Mother-Nature January 25, 2013 at 9:01 am

    If an opening on the Supreme Court comes up soon…yes, Pres. Obama should appoint a good, progressive African-American Judge. It is that time.

    And he should also appoint someone to fill the shoes of VAN JONES, who was once his “Green Czar”…and was working to help create “green jobs” and impede Global Warming. Climate Change is the result of too much pollution and global warming. It is a serious major threat to our survival. The wild weather disasters are but a few of the problems…we also face food shortages from droughts….and diseases from the toxic waste.

    A group of Civil Rights leaders has been composing a BLACK AGENDA in order to address many of the problems in the Black community…such as: high unemployment, poverty, school failures, mass incarceration, etc.

    IN A BLACK AGENDA that you present to Pres. Obama and his Admin….we also must include a GREEN AGENDA. Pres. Obama already stated his commitment in many speeches, including the Inauguration. John Kerry spoke about climate change and how we must deal with that problem internationally. We must also deal with it in the big cities…espec. where lots of Blacks and other minorities live.

    A GREEN AGENDA will help reduce pollution, clean up toxic waste in urban areas, lower energy costs, and impede global warming. The U.S. GOV’T can take many actions toward GOING GREEN by changing their buying habits. They can purchase from small, minority owned businesses that sell RECYCLED PRODUCTS. They can add solar panels to Gov’t buildings. When Pres. Obama had VAN JONES working for him…that was a good thing. Perhaps he can find another BLACK PERSON who can be the “Green Czar.”

    Also, by GOING GREEN….we can reduce HEALTH CARE COSTS…because a pollluted, toxic world is a sick world. BLACK PEOPLE have high rates of asthma, cancer, diabetes, and other illnesses that are connected to pollution. The more we clean up the air and water…the less sickness there will be. Many of these actions can be done via the GOV’T simply changing their buying habits…quit buying gaz-guzzling vehicles…and change over the jets, helicopters, tanks, etc. to electric ones….or those that are hybrids and use biofuels.

    A BLACK AGENDA should INCLUDE ways to improve the condition of AFRICAN AMERICANS with a CLEANER, GREENER PLAN for the BLACK AGENDA.

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  2. Derrick January 25, 2013 at 9:53 am

    This Black Agenda thang, ain’t nothing, but a bunch bullshyt! Tavis and Cornell had their yearly agenda ‘show’ for years, and what progress was made…NONE!

    All these negroids want to do is be in front of a tell-a-LIE-vision screen, TALKING LOUD AND SAYING NOTHING!!! We need some PROGRESS and MOVEMENTS, not just getting a bunch of negroids together arguing with one another on TV.

    ALL of these ‘shows’ only benefit caucasoids, who sponsor them. Do you see any BLACK ADVERTISERS ON THESE ‘AGENDA SHOWS’? You NEVER hear these negroids say; ‘Let’s BOYCOTT these racist banks, that don’t want to lend us money; let’s boycott these foreigners in our neighborhoods, who are selling us their left over garbage that are YEARS out of date; let’s boycott these clothing stores; who only hire their own kind, and NEVER sell Afrikan garments; let’s boycott Wal-Mart, who treat Black people like dead slugs!!!

    THIS IS ACTION; NOT A BUNCH OF NEGROIDS, WHO JUST WANT TO BE SEEN ON TELL-A-LIE-VISION!!!

    All this talk, and no action is getting us NO WHERE!!! I’m sick of these negroids always including ‘other’ cultures in our plight! Do you hear mexicans, battling and including us in their struggles? Do you hear arabs, asians, and the people from india EMPLOYING us, or patronizing our businesses on a daily basis? Do you hear ANY of these so-called negroid ‘followers’ (because they ain’t leaders) telling us to BUILD OUR OWN NATION, like these foreigners have done, such as; chinatown, mexicantown, germantown, koreantown, and japantown? The arabs OWN a whole city in michigan, it’s called Dearborn!!! The largest lebanese population next to lebanon!!! They got shyt written in arabic on their businesses!!!

    IT’S TIME TO CUT THE CHATTER, AND GET ON WITH THE CLATTER…it’s time to MAKE SOME NOISE, and DEMAND what’s rightfully ours!!!

    FVCK ALL THIS AGENDA BULLSHYT!!!

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    • Derrick January 25, 2013 at 9:58 am

      Let me add this: It’s time to get BACK TO BLACK, then we CAN MAKE SOME “GREEN”!!!

      Remember (in business), when you’re IN THE BLACK, that means the business is MAKING MONEY!!! You’re also not SPENDING it, and GIVING it to somebody else, that don’t look like us!!!

      CHECK!

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  3. Mother-Nature January 25, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Let me add… GOING GREEN is going green in more ways than one. Hurricane Katrina showed us that BLACK FOLKS got hit the hardest…and have the fewest resources for survival.

    The inner cities where we live are the most polluted…and thus causing more sicknesses…like asthma.

    Our planet is on the edge of some serious disasters…and it will cause everyone to suffer…. no matter how ‘BLACK” they are. AND …. there won’t be any “agendas” — BLACK, DEMOCRAT, REPUBLICAN…OR ANY OTHER…. at all if they don’t do something about the threat of CLIMATE CHANGE.

    Y’all better wake up and smell the FAMINE and drought in Africa…and the food shortages…and more monster storms like HURRICANE KATRINA.

    Hollering and posting foul messages about “hate whitey” or about BLACK POWER is not going to change any of that.

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    • Derrick January 25, 2013 at 11:00 am

      “Y’all better wake up and smell the FAMINE and drought in Africa…and the food shortages…and more monster storms like HURRICANE KATRINA.”
      ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

      You must OVERstand, that what happens to Afrikans; happens to Black Afrikans here in amerikkka!!!

      The FAMINE and DRAUGHT

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  4. Derrick January 25, 2013 at 11:14 am

    continued…

    The FAMINE and DRAUGHT in Afrika is caused by foreign and caucasoid greed!!! They are fvcking up the land, water, and air with their corporations and plants, that release all this poison in the air!!!

    These greedy foreign bast.urds pollute the land, where these Afrikans survive to grow and sell their food! These greedy cracker bast.urds pollute the water, where they dump there wasted chemi(kills), that destroys them from eating, then y’all blame them for being hungry!!!

    WAKE THE FVCK UP!!!

    You caucasoids ALWAYS blame the victim for your wickedness! HeII, Hurricane Katrina was man-made, through weather manIPULATION (notice the word ‘man’)!!! These mad caucasoid scientist are destroying the world, but blaming it on the poor, downtrodden, and less fortunate.

    If this poli(trickstal) system was about the people, when is it going to happen? All these parties do is argue with each other for 8 hours a day; go to the bar, then home, and start laughing at stupid people, who think they are going to save us, or have our best interest!!!

    They get paid by the government aka willie lynch, and they NEED that paycheck just like you; therefore, they are going to continue to dance to willie lynch’s music!!!

    The food is already being SHORTEN. YOUR government is putting mercury in the food (to make it look fresh), they are putting chemi(kills) in the so-called generic foods, they are putting flouride in the water supply (to make you sick), and they are poisoning the minds of ALL these so-called xtians (Black & caucasoids), that there’s a ‘god up in a place called heaven’…

    …but you have to DIE FIRST BEFORE you see ‘him’.

    WHAT a godda*mn joke!!!

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    • Makeba January 25, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      @Derrick — You often get on these sites and post the same thing over and over. You often don’t even mention the article…but you go on and on about how you want to segregate from White folks. I bet you will be the FIRST NEGROID to holler for FEMA or the RED CROSS if a big storm hits you.

      CLIMATE CHANGE is not a joke…neither are the famines and droughts in Africa or the other horrible weather disasters.

      Being SUPER BLACK and hating all white folks…posting insults to anyone who has a different opinion from you…. does not solve these problems.

      You have a one track mind…and you need to get read and study issues…maybe try YOUTUBE before insulting people.

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  5. Mother-Nature January 25, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    This article was about getting some BLACK JUDGES via Pres. Obama. My comments have to do with getting good people in Gov’t to deal with all of the major problems…legal and otherwise.

    When a hurricane, wildfire, flood, or any huge disaster strikes…guess who people want to show up??? * Not somebody yelling about “we hate white folks.” MAYBE FOR THE NEXT BIG STORM… you can get a group of BLACK MILITANTS to line up at the seashore and yell at the storm… “WE ARE BLACK…BLACK POWER !!!!” (and maybe the storm will turn and go hit somebody else.)

    GOING GREEN….means impeding and slowing down the damage to the environment…replenishing the trees…recycling and stopping pollution. Those who read about these issues…or may watch the news…know about the solutions proposed. And these are solutions to put some GREEN in the wallet for folks too.

    Victims of these disasters want THE GOVERNMENT…they want and expect help. They want FEMA and any other groups that will help them.

    In the U.S. — the Gov’t named corn, wheat, soybean…and other crops that got hit by the heatwave this summer…as going into shortage.

    And then …whatever foods that livestock eat…will effect
    them too. Imports like fish, shrimp, etc. get harmed by
    oil spills, hurricanes, etc.

    Mostly what they are saying now is that we will keep seeing
    higher and higher prices at the grocery stores.

    In other countries…they really are having droughts and famines…
    like in Africa — where lack of rain has caused loss of crops
    and cattle…

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2133992/West-Africa-famine-threatening-kill-23million-starvation.html

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    • Mother-Nature January 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      It takes one who studies the science to understand the plight that we are suffering in and what is causing it. GLOBAL WARMING and the resulting CLIMATE CHANGE has not been caused by any machine… There is not proof or evidence that they can do it…only speculation and more nutty conspiracy theories.

      Although there are some machines that can cause limited changes in weather…the wisespread….worldwide change in CLIMATE is caused by “the greenhouse effect.”

      And….this is the reason that Earth has been able to sustain life for so long… The CLIMATE has changed from being very cold long, long ago….to what it is today. READ UP ON HOW THAT HAPPENED. It was not a “secret machine operated by the Gov’t or by evil people.”

      THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT has kept our worldwide climate so that we can survive. It was not a MACHINE that did any of that.

      98% of scientists around the world have confirmed this. You will have to read up on THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT and why our entire planet is warming up to dangerous levels.

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      • Derrick January 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm

        ALL you talk about is GLOBAL WARMING and CLIMATE CHANGE, which are important, BUT, what about the plight of Black people?

        You say the same thang over and over about these two atmospheric changes, which are being done by mad caucasoid scientists!!!!

        I REPEAT…MAD caucasoid SCIENTISTS are CONTROLLING THE WEATHER. This week it has only been in the teens; next week the weather is going to be in the ’50’s. DO THE MATH!!!

        Where are all these dis-eases coming from…THE WEATHER!!! Which is full of chemi(kills) they (government aka willie llynch) is spraying in the clouds!!! Now, they another dis-ease that affects the stomach; we just got over the man-made flu virius.

        I KEEP TELLING Y’ALL THE GOVERNMENT’S JOB AKA WILLIE LYNCH IS TO MAKE PEOPLE SICK!!!

        By the way…if you want to be a weather man/woman than go to college and get a degree in meterology.

        This ain’t the place to talk all that garbage about the weather because ain’t a da*mn thang we can do about it!!!

        BUT, WE CAN BOYCOTT THESE YANKEE’S BUSNESSES!!!

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        • Derrick January 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm

          correction: “Now, they HAVE another dis-ease…”^

          Let me add this; I AM A CITIZEN of this country; therefore, I am entiteled to whatever FEMA or any other government aka willie lynch agency, that I may need!!!

          I’ve WORKED longer than you have been on this planet, so get outta here with that bullshyt!!! I am retired, and I once had my OWN business, so zip your jibs (mouth) because you don’t know what the heII you’re talking about!!!

          You caucasoids do it; why can’t I? This racist government aka willie lynch OWES US BLACK FOLKS ANY DA*MN WAY!!!

          These racist banker thugs get money FOR NOTHING, so you godda*mn straight I’m gonna get mine, if I ever need these jerks!!!

          GO BLACK!!!

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          • Derrick January 25, 2013 at 5:04 pm

            By the way…this article ain’t about the WEATHER, it’s about selecting a negroid to sit on the bench, which is another story.

            Why not HIRE A BLACK MAN? He has enough females! Regardless, if he choses a Black man or woman, it will not matter because those negroids ain’t gonna do a da*mn thang, either!!!

            GO BLACK!!!

  6. Think About It January 25, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Everyboy ain’t Invited:

    Why is it everytime Black folks get together to discuss our issues that are most important to us and our community here comes someone else putting something else into the pot adding things to dilute the whole agenda? I’m not saying Climate Change isn’t a big issue for the entire human race including Black People but that doesn’t have a dang thing to do with anyone poor, starving to death in these city’s or that’s been out of work for years. There is a hierachy of Needs for the Human Condition. Before you can meet the higher functions of existence like caring about abstract although real environmental issues. A person’s individual needs must be reached first. That is the issue. No one who’s mother is on crack, living off SSI and father is serving 2 lifeterms for possession of marijuana gives a dang about whether it doesn’t snow when it’s supposed too. Whenever we talk about real issues of horrible poverty, class disparity and race. It always some buffer ‘my first world problems come first’ person coming in whining about things at the top of the ‘Caring About’ pyramid. Like I said those are nice ideals but can we deal with one issue at a time please? Not to mention this article was about Obama appointing a Black Liberal Woman to the Supreme Court. Another Jet/Ebony cover model for the Black Community from the hard knock school of Ivy League struggling community that is going to change all of our lives? Yeah right. Obama is too spineless to stand up to anyone who isn’t poor. The minute these Repubs start digging into this woman and finds one Black rapist she didn’t execute or some white guy who saw her smoke some weed 25 years ago Obama will fold and already has some liberal gay white dude already waiting in the wings for the slot. When are you people going to stop inviting everyone to our party. Being Black and our issues are not and never will be the same exact issues as being Gay, extremely Liberal or focusing in on the environment. Although those issues effect Black people and we have people in those camps. Still let’s discuss 16% un-employment first. Drug-conviction Laws and do something about the STD rates like maybe National testing for everyone before we start adding other issues into our pot. If you are sleeping outside in a cardboard box do you really need someone discussing climate change with you or how to get out of your situation? Discussing the environment with someone starving to death is like me complaining about my air conditioner being broke when it’s over 80 degrees.

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  7. Think About It January 25, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Everyboy ain’t Invited:

    Why is it everytime Black folks get together to discuss our issues that are most important to us and our community here comes someone else putting something else into the pot adding things to dilute the whole agenda? I’m not saying Climate Change isn’t a big issue for the entire human race including Black People but that doesn’t have a dang thing to do with anyone poor, starving to death in these city’s or that’s been out of work for years. There is a hierachy of Needs for the Human Condition. Before you can meet the higher functions of existence like caring about abstract although real environmental issues. A person’s individual needs must be reached first. That is the issue. No one who’s mother is on crack, living off SSI and father is serving 2 lifeterms for possession of marijuana gives a dang about whether it doesn’t snow when it’s supposed too. Whenever we talk about real issues of horrible poverty, class disparity and race. It always some buffer ‘my first world problems come first’ person coming in whining about things at the top of the ‘Caring About’ pyramid. Like I said those are nice ideals but can we deal with one issue at a time please? Not to mention this article was about Obama appointing a Black Liberal Woman to the Supreme Court. Another Jet/Ebony cover model for the Black Community from the hard knock school of Ivy League struggling community that is going to change all of our lives? Yeah right. Obama is too spineless to stand up to anyone who isn’t poor. The minute these Repubs start digging into this woman and finds one Black rapist she didn’t execute or some white guy who saw her smoke some weed 25 years ago Obama will fold and already has some liberal gay white dude already waiting in the wings for the slot. When are you people going to stop inviting everyone to our party. Being Black and our issues are not and never will be the same exact issues as being Gay, extremely Liberal or focusing in on the environment. Although those issues effect Black people and we have people in those camps. Still let’s discuss 16% un-employment first. Drug-conviction Laws and do something about the STD rates like maybe National testing for everyone before we start adding other issues into our pot. If you are sleeping outside in a cardboard box do you really need someone discussing climate change with you or how to get out of your situation? Discussing the environment with someone starving to death is like me complaining about my air conditioner being broke when it’s over 80 degrees.

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  8. D. WATKINS January 25, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    I agree with Ben Jealous that President Obama should appoint a African American woman to the highest court in the land (Supreme Court). Recently, several of my colleagues, all of us attorneys, were discussing the expectation, that he will not appoint a Black woman to the high court. It would certainly be appropriate for Mr. Jealous and the NAACP to commence a campaign to insure the appointment of a “sister” to the next vacancy. My colleagues (and moi) are keeping a close watchful eye on his choice for future appointments.

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  9. bahati sobukwe January 25, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    I want a black person on the bench that is conscious and aware of the reality of blacks. As it stand now we do not have a black on the bench. Thomas is Scailia’s second vote, he’s a disgrace, he is no where near black conscious.

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  10. Shar'ron Johnson-Wilkins January 31, 2013 at 4:00 am

    Our President will do the right thing. Does it really matter? He is damned regardless…I wish our president could be left the hell alone so that he can do his job!

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  11. Rev. George Brooks May 28, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Supreme Court Justice Ruth B. Ginsburg was planning to retire recently, but decided to stay on until 2014. Now watch and see if Obama doesn’t hire ANOTHER JEW to replace her, rather than appointing a BLACK WOMAN. Why? Because he is simply a little puppet on the string of a big bunch of Jews that are dominating and controlling everything that he says and does. And Jews are ALWAYS for their own kind, and don’t give a hoot for blacks, when it comes to us against them, especially. So just watch and see if their little puppet doesn’t appoint another Jew to fill her seat. And this is when black folks should raise enough cain to lift the roof off of the White House, if this happens, and no black women is put on the Supreme Court. We should, in fact, call for him to resign. — Rev. George Brooks

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