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President Biden Promises To Name A Black Female Supreme Court Pick By End Of February


President Joe Biden, the current head of state of the United States, has announced his intentions to appoint a Black woman in the Supreme Court by the end of February 2022. This announcement comes after Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer tendered his resignation last January 26 after 28 years of service in the highest court of America. While President Biden has declared that a thorough selection process will be in place in choosing Beyer’s successor, he has firmly expressed his decision to appoint a Black woman to fill in the retired justice’s seat — the first in American history. 
At a live conference in the White House held January 28, President Biden said, “I will select a nominee worthy of Justice Breyer's legacy of excellence and decency. While I've been studying candidates' backgrounds and writings, I have made no decision except one. The person I will nominate will be someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience, and integrity. And that person will be the first Black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court. It's long overdue, in my view. I made that commitment during the campaign for president, and I will keep that commitment.”

Fulfilling the promise President Biden made during his candidacy for the presidential seat, the historical move is a big step forward in the ongoing reformation process of the United States. Race and gender discrimination have been one of the major social issues that President Biden and his second-in-command Vice President Kamala Harris have advocated for in their campaigns during the 2020 elections. Crimes such as the murder of George Floyd have exposed the systemic racism and discrimination that has been infecting the country for a long time. 

President Biden’s decision is a very important one. What the country needs the most at the moment is unity against hate and injustice. By appointing a Black woman in the highest judicial court of the nation, hopes of repairing the division among Americans due to differing opinions and ideas are once again given a chance — President Biden’s move is a proclamation to the people that the government is assuming responsibility and accountability for its mistakes in the past and that the administration is aware of the fact that the justice system of the United States has a lot of room for improvement.

By Neil Gregorio

Neil Gregorio is a graduating university student who writes as a hobby; when he is away from the keyboard, he spends his time watching Japanese animated shows and jamming out to his favorite rock music.



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