Posted on April 15, 2021

Biden DOJ Nominee Kristen Clarke Defends Past Controversial Writings on Race

Ronn Blitzer, Fox News, April 14, 2021

Justice Department nominee Kristen Clarke defended her past writings and said an op-ed she wrote while in college stating that Black people are superior was satirical, after Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, raised concerns over the piece.


“I believe you’re referring to an op-ed that I wrote at the age of 19 about the Bell Curve Theory, a racist book that equated DNA with genetics and race,” Clarke said, referencing the 1994 book.

Clarke stated that as a Black student at Harvard at the time, she and others were offended by the book, which was co-authored by a Harvard professor, Richard J. Hernstein. She explained that her op-ed attempted to point out the flaws in the book by putting forth another offensive idea.

{snip} The op-ed put forth the idea that Blacks are superior due to higher levels of melanin.


{snip} A university transcript obtained by the American Accountability Foundation and given to Fox News showed that when she was a student at Columbia Law School in 1999, she was instrumental in organizing an event where activists supported the freeing of death row inmates, whom they referred to as “political prisoners.”

The list included people convicted for a wide array of crimes, including convicted cop-killers Mumia Abu-Jamal and Assata Shakur, and other radical extremists like  Susan Rosenberg, who was convicted for transporting multiple illegal firearms and over 740 pounds of explosives.