Posted on March 22, 2022

Ketanji Brown Jackson Serves on Board of School That Promotes Critical Race Theory

Peter Hasson and Cameron Cawthorne, Fox News, March 22, 2022

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, President Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, serves on the board of trustees for an elite private Washington, D.C., school that promotes critical race theory (CRT).

Jackson’s questionnaire for the Senate Judiciary Committee says that she has been a board of trustees member at Georgetown Day School since 2019 and a member of the Georgetown Day School community for nearly a decade.

“Since becoming part of the GDS community seven years ago, Patrick and I have witnessed the transformative power of a rigorous progressive education that is dedicated to fostering critical thinking, independence, and social justice,” Jackson said in the Winter 2019/2020 edition of Georgetown Day School’s magazine, referring to her husband.

Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks with Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, outside Hirono’s office on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Judge Jackson’s confirmation hearing starts March 21. If confirmed, she would be the court’s first Black female justice.

Georgetown Day School’s website indicates that the board of trustees is involved with executing their “anti-racism action plan,” which includes reviewing and revising “current language around community expectations” and reviewing “anti-racist work” to “inform potential governance changes.”


Some “anti-racist resources” recommended by the school include Richard Delgado’s “Critical Race Theory,” a video by Kimberle Crenshaw entitled “The Urgency of Intersectionality,” and Peggy McIntosh’s “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.” Delgado and Crenshaw are “notable originators” of CRT.

Also on the list is Ibram X. Kendi’s book “How To Be An Anti-Racist,” which declares that “capitalism is essentially racist” and “racism is essentially capitalist.” {snip}


In February 2020, a first grade teacher detailed in a post on Georgetown Day School’s website how they “recently conducted a segregation simulation to give [their] students a tiny peek at the emotional psychological impact of segregation.”


Georgetown Day School’s website also detailed how they “mandate annual anti-racism education for all faculty/staff” and that they provide “professional development funds” to “support registration for and travel to professional conferences, including conferences focusing on diversity equity, and inclusion.” A couple of the conferences listed as options for faculty include “White Privilege Conference” and “People of Color Conference.”


In addition to Jackson’s questionnaire saying she was on the board of trustees at Georgetown Day School, Jackson wrote on her questionnaire that “critical race theory” is one of the “myriad types of law” she tells her students to factor in for sentencing.