Amy Coney Barrett

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Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett said the brutal killing of George Floyd was “very, very personal” for her because she has two black children, but she would not say whether racism is “systemic” in the US during her confirmation hearing on Tuesday. 

“Senator, as you might imagine, given that I have two Black children, that was very, very personal for my family,” Barrett said in response to questioning from Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois.

Barrett said she was with her 17-year-old adopted daughter from Haiti, Vivian, when “all of this was erupting and it was very difficult for her.”

“We wept together in my room and it was also difficult for my daughter, Juliette, who is 10. I had to try to explain some of this to them,” she continued. “For Vivian to understand there would be a risk to her brother or the son she might have one day of that kind of brutality has been an ongoing conversation. It is a difficult one for us like it is for Americans all over the country.”

Barrett was then asked about the broader conversation on racism in the US, and how some would prefer that children aren’t educated on slavery …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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