When Black people refuse to quietly endure intolerance, amazing things can happen – San Francisco Chronicle – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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A few times during his hourlong speaking engagement at UC Hastings School of Law on March 1, students briefly stopped shouting down Ilya Shapiro and goaded him to speak. Each time, the prominent constitutional law scholar and mouthpiece for the libertarian think tank Cato Institute managed only a few words before students banged on tables and chanted “Black lawyers matter” to drown him out again, according to a video recording shared by the law school’s Black Law Students Association.

Shapiro was on the San Francisco campus that day to discuss the Supreme Court vacancy as part of an event organized by the school’s Federalist Society, a conservative libertarian group. But Shapiro had shared his thoughts on the matter more than a month earlier. In a since-deleted series of tweets, he said President Biden’s pledge to nominate a Black woman would result in a “lesser black woman” serving on the nation’s highest court.

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