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FOX News talking head Tucker Carlson is losing his mind over President Joe Biden’s plans to pick a Black woman to replace Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, verbally attacking Black potentials.

Last night on his show, Carlson didn’t hold back on his cultural incompetence.

Carlson, therefore, spent his entire FOX News segment attacking Black women. His inability to grapple with America’s deeply problematic history of racial suppression while commentating was conspicuously loud and dangerous.

Accordingly, the man-child took his first swipe at the president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. 

“So who are the potential nominees CNN has declared are authentically Black and therefore eligible for this job? Well, let’s see. There’s Sherrilyn Ifill. She’s not even a judge. She’s some kind of political activist who works at the NAACP. Her primary credential and she listed this prominently in her online biography herself, is that she was one of Glamor Magazine’s Woman of the Year in 2020. Laugh, if you will. But I mean, why is that not a qualification? Glamor Magazine’s Woman of the Year in 2020? Sends her forth to the Supreme Court,” Carlson ranted.

He minimized Ifill to just an activist. Wasn’t Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. an activist?

The Legacy of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Notably, it was Thurgood Marshall, founder of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, who later went on to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. 

Tucker criticized a tweet, of Ifill’s, from 2018, where she pointed out America’s inability to acknowledge its own racism.

“Truth and reconciliation efforts have little chance in many places because Whites view truth-telling is an act of violence,” the Tweet reads. 

If President Biden were to choose Ms. Ifill, Ifill would only be following in the footsteps of America’s first Black Supreme Court Justice.  

Tucker didn’t stop there, however. His next prime-time victims–Eunice Lee and Candace Jackson-Akiqumi. 

“Eunice Lee may be a perfectly nice person, we don’t know, but she first became a judge in August 2021. That was, let’s do the math, less than six months ago,” he complained…” Candace Jackson-Akiwumi even less experience and she may be nice as well, but she reached the bench for the first time in July of last year.” 

FOX News Host Race Bates

Subsequent to attacking these Black queens of excellence, Tucker hypocritically engaged in race-baiting. He accused Gov. Mark Dayton of choosing Judge Wilhelmina Mimi Wright based solely on her skin color and not her merits.

“The media celebrated her nomination not because of her legal ability, which they barely describe, but because of the way she looks her skin color. And that is a big part of why Gov. Mark Dayton appointed her in the first place. He said that. Here’s how the Star Tribune covered her appointment. ‘Dayton’s historic choice first black female Supreme Court justice.’ That was the headline,” Tucker cried.  

As if Blacks have been invited to seats of power and the American dream since 1776, Tucker later adds, “Ability is the only criterion that matters. Skin color is irrelevant.” 

He referenced Associate Justice Clarance Thomas’s appointment, accusing Black Americans and members of the Democrat Party of not thinking the right-wing justice was Black enough. 

“Clarence Thomas isn’t a race monger. He believes in the Constitution of the United States. He’s a Supreme Court justice. Therefore, he’s not really Black. See how that works? He doesn’t count,” he said. 

Will someone tell Carlson that we know Uncle Thomas is Black, but he’s just not invited to the barbecue?

Carlson failed to acknowledge that due to legalized racial suppressive laws, it took America 178 years to muster enough courage to appoint its first Black Justice–Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Why Representation Matters

Moreover, it should also be noted that Justice Marshall received his legal degree from Howard University, a historically black college, in 1933 because Jim Crow was the law on the land–preventing him from attending white law schools. So yes, when we see the first Black, whoever, ascend to new heights their ancestor never imagined happening, Americans should celebrate by boldly declaring the first when it involves a Black American citizen. 

Nehemiah D. Frank is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Black Wall Street Times and a descendant of two families that survived the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. Although his publication’s store and newsroom...

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