Maya Wiley Calls on Biden to Fulfill Promise of Nominating a Black Woman to the Supreme Court

Maya Wiley (’92), incoming President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, authored an article for The New Republic supporting Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s SCOTUS nomination and urging President Biden to keep his promise by winning confirmation of a Black woman to the U. S. Supreme Court (“Make History and Keep Your Word, Mr. President: Nominate a Black Woman,” Jan. 26). “It’s about diversity of experiences on the bench to ensure a robust set of perspectives and debate, and it matters. . . . We need the experiences of the people who look like this country, and that has been sorely lacking on the bench. . . . When it comes to defending a Black woman nominee, we must be unified and prepared, and we will prevail.”