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Let’s Talk About Amy Coney Barrett’s Description of Her Black Children

Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the 3rd day of her confirmation.
Photo: Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images

SCOTUS nominee Amy Coney Barrett (who is likely to be confirmed very soon) is the adoptive mother of two Black children born in Haiti. In the early days of her confirmation hearings, Barrett spoke fondly of all seven of her children, but the words she used to describe her Black kids were eerily reminiscent of harmful stereotypes. She spoke mostly of her adoptive…

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