There Have Been Zero Black Women On The Supreme Court. Joe Biden Wants To Change That.
And all of the lack of diversity isn’t for lack of trying, either. Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, 49, was the first black woman interviewed as a potential Supreme Court Justice nominee when she met with President Obama in 2016 following the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. The nomination ultimately went to Judge Merrick Garland, who failed to be confirmed by the Senate during the remainder of Obama’s term, with the vacancy eventually filled by Judge Neil Gorsuch, a Trump-appointee and a cisgender white man.