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The 'Double-Edged Sword' of Being a Black First | Code Switch

It's Black History Month, which is likely to bring boundless stories of Black Excellence and Black Firsts.

So today on the show, we're talking about Constance Baker Motley — a trailblazing civil rights judge who paved the way for many to come after her (including, perhaps, the next Supreme Court justice?) But, as we learned, Motley's life was full of contradictions, and her many achievements also came with many costs.