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Tue May 25, 2021, 04:15 PM

Kristen Clarke is the first Black woman to lead DOJ Civil Rights Division

https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/25/politics/kristen-clarke-doj-confirmation/index.html

So a moment for black love and joy! The world is dark for us and so many other groups right now in America . . .

May she be a bright light for those of us with our backs against the walls, beaten in the streets for how we worship or being Asian, and the right woman at the right time to to beat the shit out of GOP states trying to take us all back to 1950.


(CNN)Democrats confirmed Kristen Clarke on Tuesday as the first Black woman to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights division, a historic step that would come on the anniversary of George Floyd's killing -- and after a vitriolic campaign by Republicans over her stance on policing.

The vote was 51-48 with Sen. Susan Collins as the only Republican voting for her confirmation. Clarke's confirmation breaks barriers in a department that was established in 1957.

A first-generation born American whose parents immigrated from Jamaica, West Indies, Clarke earned degrees from Harvard University and Columbia University School of Law.

Her legal career began at the Justice Department which has allowed her to travel across the country into communities like Tensas Parish, Louisiana, and Clarksdale, Mississippi, she said at her confirmation hearing in April.




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Tue May 25, 2021, 04:21 PM

1. Well done! Nt

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Wed May 26, 2021, 07:58 AM

2. Bravo!

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