Refocus : Stirring Up Division : Judge Susan Craighead
““Do you think police really are biased against African-Americans?” he asked me earnestly. One thing I observed about Utah is its homogeneity – it is full of blonde, blue-eyed families. No wonder this was a mystery to him.”
[Judge Susan Craighead: The unconscious bias of white privilege – Zero Youth Detention]
What unadulterated bigotry and hatred that is being abusively enforced upon those who are too “blonde” and “blue-eyed.” Anyone a part of the “blonde, blue-eyed” family will be denied justice and forced to accept Judge Susan Craighead of Seattle’s politically hate charged rhetoric.
The “urgent conversation” is not a black problem, not a white problem, not a native-American problem it is a justice problem. Judges, Prosecutors, and Police are attempting to divide us with these false minority whipping points to smoke-screen the fact of corruption within the judicial system. And Judge Susan Craighead has yet to return my offering of a real conversation on justice.
Judge Susan Craighead is promoting racist division with the weight of King County Court punitive powers.
One thing I observed about Utah is its homogeneity – it is full of blonde, blue-eyed families. No wonder this was a mystery to him.
Judge Susan Craighead, Seattle, King County Washington
Such one sided, factually incorrect, divisive constructed ideology for selfish gain should be punished at a minumine by the Washington State Bar Association.
…who plots evil with deceit in his heart- he always stirs up dissension. (Proverbs 6:14)
Judge Susan Craighead with the full approval of the Youth Justice Court attacks, demeans and radicalized a discussion of Youth Justice, just as King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg attacks innocent Christians for voting gains. Fact is both Judge Susan Craighead and Prosecutor Dan Satterberg work together on this full scall corrupted use of power to their benefit.
Judge Craighead wrote that Utah is “Full of blonde blue-eyed families” thus verbally attacking and belittling so that anything they do, declare or discuss are predictably made inferior just because they can never not be “blonde, blue-eyed families.”
This is outrageous prejudiced that if it were applied to a black family Judge Craighead would rightly lose her judgeship.
There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. ( Proverbs 6:16-19)
- Prosecutor Jason Simmons in the opening trial of a fact-less prosecution placed the evil suspicion before minority Judge Lori K. Smith and minority False Accuser of “How many minority individuals are members of Sound Doctrine?” This blatant bigotry by Prosecutor Dan Satterberg and Judge Susan Craighead needs to cease now. [see www.hardtruth.us]
Everyone might want to also take note, and deal with Prosecutor Dan Satterberg who prejudiced actions attack religious families works with Judge Susan Craighead. It should be required that Prosecutor Dan Satterberg take a religious tolerance test. These two individuals seem bent on stirring up racial and religious division. Now, pressing on.
Hey white people…
Hey blond people…
Hey anyone not white like Judge Susan Craighead is just too stupid to get what is going on…
Excuse me Honorable Judge Susan Craighead but just who do you think you are?
With this kind of overweening pride there is no wonder to it why Judge Craighead is so cozy with King County Prosecutors. It is the same kind as Judge Lori K. Smith that guided a fact-less conviction. Notice in the article below that Judge Susan Craighead doesn’t answer the man’s question – she attacked the fact he is white, “blond” and from a demographic, that is the same. In short, Judge Susan Craighead is prejudice and I would hate to be a white guy in her courtroom. Just like Judge Lori K. Smith’s courtroom.
If Judge Susan Craighead is serious about black individuals being shot then she should look in the mirror and then clean up the abusive power of the King County Prosecutor’s Office she has enabled.
- Note: Both Judge Susan Craighead and set-up Satterberg are mocking the same prejudice “test.”
Clearly, Prosecutor Dan Satterberg and Judge Susan Craighead are way too full of food, i.e., too much time on their hands.
Overwhelming hypocrisy of Judge Susan Craighead who illegally is using her position to lobby the government while hypocritically using reverse prejudice for the promotion of herself. A-typical of the Washington Legal Courts. Ms. Susan Craighead is sooo very much smarter than the rest of us because she knows about the IAT test. A 15-minute test that would solve all the problems.
Not only is this psycho-babel, but it’s also just stupid. All the police shootings couldn’t be the result of Judge Susan Craighead kowtowing to the prosecutor’s office which corrupts the police. Naw – never the court’s fault.
What a bunch of psycho-babel coming from Judge Susan Craighead. Not gay-enough, not black enough, not dark-haired enough, not something enough to understand according to Judge High Horse as she likes to denote about herself. Judge Susan Craighead just proved that she is prejudice against “too blond” people. That she is the problem.
We bow down to your great insight and learning because we “too blond” individuals can never get it. What a bunch of Judge Susan Craighead arrogance and hypocrisy. A-typical for Prosecutors, Judges and all to happy Prosecutor Lisa Johnson down at King County Washington.
If Judge Susan Craighead wants to go around touting this nonsense then she should resign from being a judge. Otherwise get back to work as a judge. -gosh!
- Hey, Judge Susan Craighead ever heard of just applying the law with justice?
- Hey, Judge Susan Craighead ever heard of cleaning up the Prosecutor’s Office?
- Hey, Judge Susan Craighead ever heard of “unconscious bias” of the justice system that serves only it’s self?
…a servant who becomes king, a fool who is full of food, (Proverbs 30:22)
Hey, Judge Susan Craighead how about getting back to work instead of promoting psycho-babel with its circular reasoning. If you want something that is real, honest and tangible give me a buzz. Otherwise shut-up and do your not so “painful” job. By the way, if you really want to stick with the “experts”, I am game with facts. However, be warned, Prosecutor Jason Simmons will want to know how much your expert charges per hour.
Judge Susan Craighead and Prosecutor Dan Satterberg are walking like a lobbyist, spending like a lobbyist, acting like lobbyist and talking like lobbyist – except they are doing so with guns pointed at us.*
Prosecutor Mark Larson, Prosecutor Rich Anderson, Prosecutor Jason Simmons, Prosecutor Lisa Johnson are “happy” to abuse their power – they have stated it many times.
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“And then, I told my curious companion, every white police officer should read Waking Up White by Debbie Irving. I read the book during my trip at the suggestion of Chief Juvenile Court Judge Wesley Saint Clair. Frankly, most white people in positions of power should read the book.
The author grew up in a quintessentially WASP family in New England, freighted with privilege dating back to early American homesteading in Maine. She portrays herself as utterly clueless about the history of racism in America. She devoted much of her life to improving the lot of poor, mostly black and brown children as a second-grade teacher. As the years went by, she became increasingly aware that there was something she was missing when it came to race, but she could not identify what it was.
And then she took a course on race that she hoped would solve the mystery. It was in this class that her journey began. She credits a public television documentary, Race: The Power of Illusion, with helping her begin to identify the many layers of privilege insulating her from the challenges facing her students and their families.
Under the leadership of my predecessor, Judge Richard McDermott, the entire King County Superior Court bench watched the documentary, and many of us took the IAT. We spent hours at a retreat discussing the implications of implicit bias for the justice system. Since then, our Courts and Community Committee has organized an Equity and Social Justice Book Club. Next week, we will be meeting to discuss the recent violence that has resulted in dead African-American men and dead police officers.
The film and the book provide a lot of factual information that I don’t remember ever learning in my college history classes. For example, the GI Bill and its funds for education and housing wound up benefiting white veterans and their families far more than black veterans because there was so much segregation of universities and neighborhoods that African-American veterans were unable to take advantage of the benefits. Levittown, for example, did not allow black homeowners. Seattle was heavily red lined, a fact that might help account for its contemporary segregation.
Waking Up White
Waking Up White provided insight that I am embarrassed to say I lacked about just how uncomfortable and frightening it is for an African-American young person, for example, to be bused to a white part of town to see a play or a ballet. Or how uncomfortable and exhausting it is to be the only African-American in meetings, or in classes, or in a workplace.
Perhaps most fundamentally, the book describes the moment the author realized that she had a race. Up until her awakening in her fifties, Irving had thought of race as being for other people because “normal” was being white. I remember a similar moment for myself just after I graduated from college when I realized that, as a WASP, I had a culture. Until I was dating a Jewish man and living with a Jewish family for the summer, I had thought everyone else had a culture, as measured against the baseline – which was being a WASP.
This is the essence of privilege: To be so comfortable and dominant that one’s racial/ethnic group perceives itself as the antithesis of Other.
I know this is the season for beach reading, but I recommend to you this book, this film, and the IAT. We all need to step up to own and examine our implicit biases.
This column was first published in the King County Bar Association’s Bar Bulletin. Judge Craighead can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about King County Juvenile Court’s efforts to reduce racial disparities in the criminal justice system, please contact the Court’s Equity and Social Justice Advocate, Jason Clark, at Jason.Clark@kingcounty.gov. ”[Judge Susan Craighead: The unconscious bias of white privilege – Zero Youth Detention]2