Former Colleagues Of Jeff Sessions Testified During 1986 Judicial Confirmation Hearings That He Made Multiple Racist Statements Towards African Americans

 In Racism   Last Updated: June 18, 2017

During the 1986 federal district judge confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions (Trump’s pick for Attorney General), some of his former colleagues noted “he called a black lawyer ‘boy’ and warned him ‘be careful how you talk to white folks”’.  His colleagues also noted he referred to the NAACP and the ACLU as “un-American”, and “he thought that members of the Ku Klux Klan ‘were OK until I found out they smoked pot.'” (Sessions later apologized for the comment about the KKK).

 

 

 

Epps, Garrett. “The Signal Sent By Picking Jeff Sessions for Attorney General.” The Atlantic. Atlantic Media Company, 21 Nov. 2016. Web. 21 Jan. 2017.
Rudin, Ken. “Specter Helped Defeat Sessions In 1986 Judiciary Vote.” NPR. NPR, 05 May 2009. Web. 18 June 2017.

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