by Mary Frances
I see you.
I see your patience in the face of abject ignorance.
I see your poise in the presence of shameless hypocrisy.
I see your brilliance in the space of those who wish to diminish you.
I see you…and that smile. I see it, all of it and the complete frustration hiding behind it, knowing full well you are more intelligent, more moral, and more faithful than any of those questioning you will ever be.
I see you, and in you I pray more young women of color see themselves too.
You are an inspiration. We see you and know history will too.
– From a Facebook post by Sapna Singh
Last week I celebrated, along with much of the country, the confirmation of soon-to-be Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson. I celebrated another woman on the highest court in the land and I celebrated that the woman who had broken that particular glass ceiling is black. All these hundreds of years of the court and now, finally, in 2022, we will have a Black woman on the Supreme Court.[Read more…]