That is, racism may be evil, but far more evil is exploiting or promoting racism for personal gain. That includes political expediency.
Let's face it, death and taxes may or may not be a sure thing, but we all knew with 100% certainly that anything other than the worship of Judge Jackson would be met with implicit, if not explicit, accusations of racism, sexism, or both. That's called playing the race and sex card. For example:
I'm not sure if the GOP had gathered to worship Judge Jackson as the one, true god it would have kept the leftwing line of "Racist=Non-Leftist" from being floated. I just knew the first moment anyone broke with demands for obedience to the Left and dared question Judge Jackson, the charge of racism and/or sexism would fly faster than a rocket.
Racism has been the favored cudgel of the Left for years because, like many times and places in human history, America has had prejudice, including racism, in its borders. It's easy to use a valid sin to destroy someone. Problem is, if that someone is a reformed sinner who has tried to put the sin behind them and do what's right, then what do you do? That is assuming your goal isn't the sinner's redemption, but her destruction.
That's when you have to don your jolly Satan, and become the perpetual Accusing One. No matter how much penance, no matter how much confession, no matter how much remorse, you must always - and I mean 24/7 - look for ways to keep those sins alive and, if not alive, then at least in the minds of everyone, including the sinner.
That's what makes someone like Judge Jackson so valuable. Whatever her barely discussed credentials, the important thing is that it gives yet another platform for keeping America as Sexist Nazi State in the headlines, in the editorial cartoons, in the punditry, and in the State confessional.