Dr. Alveda King: Scripture is clear – we are one human race

Dr. Alveda King: Scripture is clear – we are one human race

Dr. Alveda King: Scripture is clear – we are one human race

A prominent black leader in the United States is taking issue with the first black woman ever to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court.

In the high court's 6-3 ruling last month against affirmative action in college admission, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson argued in her dissent that affirmative action "saves lives," adding:

"Research shows that black physicians are more likely to accurately assess black patients' pain tolerance and treat them accordingly …. For high-risk black newborns, having a black physician more than doubles the likelihood that the baby will live, and not die."

Jackson, the only Joe Biden-appointed member of the Supreme Court, was roundly criticized for her written dissent – one from an attorney who says the associate justice made a "mathematically absurd claim" about black newborns.

AFN reached out to Dr. Alveda King of Alveda King Ministries for reaction. "It does not make sense to me to divide us in acts of service according to skin color," she begins. "I can understand that sentiment; I get it – but it is an error because skin color does not define us. Skin color simply sometimes defines ethnicity."

King, Dr. Alveda (Priests for Life) King

Despite the country's years of improvement in racial relations, King says a train of thought persists that skin color can be interpreted as one color being superior and another inferior.

"… [W]hat I'm saying is we need genuine, true science; genuine truth based on foundational truth that can be found in the Bible," she clarifies. "If we're all being taught that, then we should be able to accept that we are one blood and one human race."

She adds the statement by Justice Jackson reflects a lack of understanding of those truths and those principles. Joining Jackson in the 6-3 ruling were Justices Elena Kagen and Sonia Sotomayor.