Posted on March 3, 2022

Tucker Carlson Branded ‘Racist’ After Calling for Ketanji Brown Jackson’s LSAT Score

Khaleda Rahman, Newsweek, March 3, 2022

Fox News host Tucker Carlson was decried as racist after he called on President Joe Biden to release Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson‘s Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score.


But after Biden described Jackson as “one of our nation’s top legal minds” during his State of the Union address, Carlson questioned her credentials.

“Biden went on to mention someone called Ketanji Brown Jackson,” Carlson said on his show Wednesday night.


“So, is Ketanji Brown Jackson—a name that even Joe Biden has trouble pronouncing—one of the top legal minds in the entire country?” Carlson went on.

“We certainly hope so. Biden’s right. Appointing her is one of his gravest constitutional duties. So it might be time for Joe Biden to let us know what Ketanji Brown Jackson’s LSAT score was.

“How did she do on the LSATs? Why wouldn’t you tell us that? That would settle the question conclusively as to whether she’s a once-in-a-generation legal talent, the next Learned Hand. It would seem like Americans in a democracy have a right to know that and much more before giving her a lifetime appointment, but we didn’t hear that.”

On February 25, Carlson complained that Jackson was picked “on the basis of appearance.”

His latest comments sparked a backlash on social media {snip}


“This is patently racist,” tweeted Richard Signorelli, a former assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, adding that he was never asked for his LSAT score by any employer.


And Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones wrote: “This is textbook racism. Not even a dog whistle. Show clips of Tucker asking for LSATs of a white candidate. Outside of the ridiculous argument that scores to get INTO law school are the measure of qualification, the presumption that Black pp are dumb is standard white supremacy.”