(Headline USA) President Joe Biden’s Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, was once a part of a student group at Harvard University that hosted a speaker known for his anti-Semitic views.
Jackson was a member of the Black Students Assocation during her senior year at Harvard, according to her yearbook. That same year, the group invited Leonard Jeffries to speak on campus.
At the time, Jeffries was the professor of black studies at the City University of New York. He is also the uncle of House Democratic Caucus chairman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., whom many have speculated would be the Democrats’ first choice to replace House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.
Leonard Jeffries once organized a 1990 conference for black teachers that featured anti-Semitic rhetoric and reading materials, according to Fox News. He has claimed that Jesus, Moses and Buddha were black, and he said that the Jewish people constantly attempt to undermine the black community.
In one 1991 speech, for example, Jeffries reportedly claimed that the portrayal of black people in movies was a “conspiracy, planned and plotted and programmed out of Hollywood, where people are called Greenberg and Weisberg and Trigliani and whatnot.”
In that same speech, he blamed Jewish people as being principally responsible for the transatlantic slave trade, according to a report, and taught that “blacks are racially superior to whites.”
He also refers to black people as “sun people” due to “more melanin in their skin than “ice people,” also known as white people.
During his speech on Harvard’s campus, which received applause from members of the BSA, according to a campus report, Leonard Jeffries claimed Adolf Hitler was only a “problem to the Europeans,” and said Hitler “is not my problem.”
It is not clear whether Jackson attended Jeffries’s speech, though unlike other students on Harvard’s campus at the time, she did not speak out against Jeffries’s invitation.