More African Americans were expected to join Kamala Harris, John Legend and others in opposing Brett Kavanaugh‘s Supreme Court confirmation this week. Much of the nation is talking about this Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee testimony of Christine Blasey Ford, the first woman to come forward with sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee.
Two more women have also accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, adding on to his already-troubling record on racial equality, voting rights, reproductive health and other social issues. Several Black public figures have participated in a #StopKavanaugh movement that was showing no signs of slowing down ahead of the Senate’s confirmation vote on the Trump-backed nominee. Here are a few of the people who are saying no to Kavanaugh:
Legend joined forces with the NAACP for a digital ad against Kavanaugh, the civil rights organization announced Friday. Other social justice organizations also helped to produce the ad, which is a strong call to action for senators to stop the nominee from joining the nation’s highest court.
“Brett Kavanaugh’s troubling views on the issues that matter most and his rushed confirmation process make him unfit for a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court,” Legend said in the ad.
Nash told TMZ she believes the women who have accused Kavanaugh and wants him to be held to the same “legal standards” as Bill Cosby, who was sentenced to 3 to 10 years for convicted sexual assault Tuesday.
Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker
Both Harris and Booker have been strongly opposed to Kavanaugh. Harris grilled the nominee on his record during the first days of his confirmation hearing. Booker had released documents about Kavanaugh under threats of Senate expulsion.
“Women must be heard. Today I am wearing black in solidarity with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford,” Washington tweeted Monday.
DuVernay declared her public support for Ford on Twitter.
Tracee Ellis Ross
The “Black-ish” star expressed her solidarity with Ford with the #BelieveSurvivors hashtag as well.
The MeToo movement founder shared her statements in support of Ford and announced a national walkout for sexual violence survivors on Monday.
Twitter Reacts To Bill Cosby Being Sentenced To State Prison
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If you feel sorry for #BillCosby, keep walking past my mentions or expect an auto-block.— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) September 25, 2018
SEVENTY women of all races accused him of rape over 40yrs.
He finally got convicted of ONE.
FEEL SORRY FOR ALL THE WOMEN WHOSE LIVES HE DAMAGED.
Read about THEM herehttps://t.co/CMPbGOxiE7
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All I have to say is the same punishment needs to apply for all. If Bill Cosby is going to prison, so does:— Brandon Fluellen (@BMFluellen1) September 25, 2018
And the countless other sexual deviants too. pic.twitter.com/sk8gClRi9h
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Bill Cosby is no different than the Catholic Church-claiming Moral Authority in Public Space while committing the WORST abuses & betrayals of trust behind Closed Doors. I do not feel sorry for Cos. I feel sorry for THE WOMEN he’s hurt, & EVERYONE he’s betrayed.— Vernon Reid (@vurnt22) September 25, 2018
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You’ll support Bill Cosby and R Kelly because you have a misplaced sense of loyalty to men who mean us harm.— machine gun Kele (@kelechnekoff) September 25, 2018
Actual mad ting.
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If somebody had told me 30 years ago that Donald Trump would be president and Bill Cosby would be in prison, I would’ve told them that they had lost their damned mind.— Captain Montego (@M3g4d37h) September 25, 2018
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Bill Cosby is anti-black, practiced respectability politics and a rapist and because you watched The Cosby Show growing up it's sad to see Cosby go like that? Fuck you, stop enabling rape culture and believe survivors.— Black Fat Queer (@FlamingFatQueer) September 25, 2018
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Anyone feeling sorry for Bill Cosby right now, has rapey tendencies.— machine gun Kele (@kelechnekoff) September 25, 2018
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America has always had an agenda to disgrace and discredit the black man #BillCosby— ♈️AriesQueen♈️ (@NiqsQueenDom) September 26, 2018
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I’ll never get how one can come from a marginalized people yet marginalize people. For all the joy he brought to folks it was ultimately incommensurate with the wickedness he wrought. Bill Cosby brought this on himself and, sadly in 3-10 years his victims pain will still be there— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) September 25, 2018
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Bill Cosby admitted to drugging women before having sex with (raping) them and y’all continue to reach from here to Pluto to defend him bc it’s a “conspiracy to keep down the Black man” stop it.— Artemis meet Hestia with a dash of Athena (@lachellerising) September 25, 2018
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Please tweet your opinions on Bill Cosby so I’ll know who to unfollow because they support rapists.— meg griffin. (@_princessLan) September 25, 2018
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I’m happy Bill Cosby is behind bars but y’all gotta put the Harvey’s behind bars too. Like where tf are their ppl’s Justice?! Only the black guy right smfh— KatherineParadise (@KatParadise77) September 26, 2018
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Y'all do know it took thirteen years to get to this point with Bill Cosby? Folks act like he got arrested on Monday and sentenced on Wednesday. This was a very long time coming.— Ruby's Granddaughter (@lizzyemcee) September 25, 2018
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It’s really sad and concerning seeing some of the black community defending Bill Cosby, it makes you think they have something to hide to? Like I’m seeing man black man even just jump to call this racism. #WTF— D'Artagnan J. Young 🦉 / TheRealDexy86 (@Dartagnan1986) September 26, 2018
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THANK YOU! 😂. This tweet sums up my feelings towards Bill Cosby 💯 As much as he wanted to “better” the black community, he also (unknowingly) aided the system in the negative perception of black youth/hip hop in the US. Too many racists repeating his words back to black people. https://t.co/T1LZuLZhNh— Black Wolverine (@TheKolaNut) September 26, 2018
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