From NFL to the US Supreme Court 2 Black Female Lawyers take Centre Stage, Paradoxically

During the past 2 weeks of black history month it has been an interesting period on the legal front for African American women.

Last Friday, Ketanji Brown Jackson became the first African American female to be nominated to the US Supreme Court.

A week earlier Loretta Lynch, who in 2015 became the first female African American US Attorney General, was hired by the National Football League (NFL) to fight a race discrimination lawsuit filed by Brian Flores, former head coach of the Miami Dolphins and himself an African American.

Surely an example of where both Jackson and Lynch were chosen for the colour of their skin and not just the content of their legal playbook acumen.

Yet, given the dismal historical record of African American coaches in the NFL you have shake your head and wonder why Lynch would take the case for a multi-billion dollar organisation such as the NFL?

While I am delighted at Jackson’s nomination I cannot understand how in Jim Brown’s name could Lynch take on Flores. It is just bullshit.

Just another clear of example of why unity in strength amongst the African American elite in the fight against racism in the US continues to be hogwash and blinded by opportunism. Lynch should have known better and read the room and not her bank balance.

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1 Response to From NFL to the US Supreme Court 2 Black Female Lawyers take Centre Stage, Paradoxically

  1. Hope says:

    I am as puzzled as you are as to why Lynch would take on this case, or is she a Trojan horse? Not likely. You are indeed correct Lynch was thinking only with her pocket book. She should take a look at Sidney Poitier’s legacy. I do not support your view that Jackson was choose just because she is Black, she certainly has a very impressive resume. Another brilliant piece Mr. Herbsman! Thanks

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