Michael Tesler

So it’s possible that Republicans could turn [Ketanji Brown] Jackson’s nomination — which will have no immediate impact on conservatives’ control of the court — into a racist spectacle. That might be red meat for their base of white conservatives since, as FiveThirtyEight contributor Michael Tesler [UCI professor of political science] wrote last month, GOP politics is increasingly energized by fears of anti-white discrimination. Biden’s approach to selecting a nominee makes that only more likely, since he guaranteed that he would select a Black woman. 

For the full story, please visit https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-racism-and-sexism-could-define-ketanji-brown-jacksons-confirmation-hearings/


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