On Monday, Attorney General nominee Merrick Garland (Merrick Garland) during fierce exchanges with Utah Senator Mike Lee (Mike Lee, R-Utah), the leadership of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Prosecutor Christine sector · Kristen Clarke defended.
Clarke, who Biden was nominated to serve as the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, has been censored in recent weeks for a letter she and Harvard Crimson resurfaced in 1994. Clarke condemned the discovery in the controversial book The Bell Curve, which implies that intelligence is related to genetic and environmental factors.
Clark wrote in the letter: “Black babies sit, stand, crawl and walk earlier than whites.”
Additional comments made by Kristin Clarke, a civil rights candidate for the Department of Justice, supported by the Supreme Judiciary of the Senate
Lee referred to this situation when questioning Garland began a tense exchange.
“Whether a person’s past statements adult announce a race than another race, whether that argument and to assess whether the operation of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Department shall be the person responsible for?” Lee asked Attorney General nominee.
“In recent days, I read these allegations Kristen Clark, I already know these people, who I can trust, who I believe is a person of integrity, and they discuss her views on my civil rights department However, they agree with me.” Garland responded. Before being interrupted by Lee, Garland said: “I have a good reason for asking her. She is an experienced former hate crime frontline prosecutor, and we need such a person.”
Lee said: “I’m not asking her alone, but asking about the statement.”
Garland said: “All I can tell you is that I had a lot of conversations with her about her views on the civil rights department and the types of issues she will investigate.”
“What about anti-Semitic comments. Are these relevant?” Li said.
Garland gave an earlier detailed account of his family’s experience in anti-Semitism and was obviously angry with this issue.
Garland said: “You know my views on anti-Semitism. No one needs to question these views.” “I am a good anti-Semitic judge. I don’t think she is anti-Semitic, and I don’t think either. She is discriminatory in every sense.”
Earlier this year, Pfoertsch (Forward) requirements Clarke (Clarke) to explain her decision to write the letter and decided she served as President of Harvard University Black Student Association, and invited Professor Tony Martin (Tony Martin) chaired the meeting.
In response, Clark stated that this letter is a response to the “bell curve”, which is widely praised for its racist views. She said that her reason for deciding to open the letter was “absurdly claiming that blacks are superior based on melanin.” “On their skin” is “hold up the mirror to reflect how to set the premise of black inferiority.”
Clark said: “This was meant to express an equally absurd point of view, which is to fight one absurd absurd racism theory with another absurd absurd theory.” [exposing] Ugly racist basis Bell Curve theory. “
Clarke said that it was “wrong” to host Martin and said that he “clearly condemned”[s] Anti-Semitism. “
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Prior to the nomination, Clarke served as the chairman of the Civil Rights Committee of the Advocacy Organization Lawyer. She also served as former New York Attorney General Eric Schneider Man (Eric Sc hneiderman) civil rights department heads.
As the head of the Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice, Clarke will lead police reform and other efforts to combat systemic racism. Biden has pledged to make civil rights reform a priority for his administration.
Clark confirmation hearings about its position on police reform could face scrutiny. In a column in Newsweek last year, she called for “strategic” efforts to reduce police funding to support other community projects. In recent months, calls for police refunds have angered Republican lawmakers.