Black women are more than fixers of institutional disaster.

At numerous points in modern history, majority opinions were inconsistent with values of equity and justice.

Days after President Joe Biden reaffirmed his intention to nominate a Black woman to the Supreme Court, Sen. Roger Wicker from Mississippi decided it was better to be racist than be silent. 

The senators who voted against confirming Judge Ada Brown were not simply objecting to a Black woman judge but responding to calls from civil rights organizations to block any nominee who declined to "state unequivocally" that Brown v. Board of Education was decided correctly. 

The road to confirmation for a Black woman will not be easy.