The National Fair Housing Alliance Issues Statement Following the Swearing In of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court of the United States
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2022
Justice Jackson is the first Black woman to serve on the US Supreme Court
Washington, D.C. – Lisa Rice, President and CEO of the National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA), issued the following statement following the swearing in of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court:
“Today we celebrate the historic swearing in of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the United States Supreme Court. Not only is Justice Jackson the first Black woman to sit on the Court, she is one of the most qualified Associate Justices in the institution’s 233-year history. Now more than ever, the Court needs someone with Justice Jackson’s brilliant legal mind, unparalleled experience, and unwavering commitment to fulfilling this nation’s promise of liberty and justice for all. The pressing matters on the horizon for the Court require her preparation and precision.
“I would be remiss if I did not acknowledge that today’s swearing-in is powerful in both substance and symbolism. Representation matters, and it is important for underrepresented groups to be part of the nation’s institutions. Black girls and women throughout the country can now see themselves represented on the Court, and this is something we can all be proud of. At NFHA, we join the community of social justice advocates in celebrating this moment as we continue the fight for freedom and equity.”
The National Fair Housing Alliance (NFHA) is the country’s only national civil rights organization dedicated solely to eliminating all forms of housing and lending discrimination and ensuring equal opportunities for all people. As the trade association for over 170 fair housing and justice-centered organizations throughout the U.S. and its territories, NFHA works to dismantle longstanding barriers to equity and build diverse, inclusive, well-resourced communities.