Dwight D. Opperman Foundation had prepared to give an honor named for the late Supreme Court justice to Tesla boss and News Corp mogul.
Dwight D. Opperman Foundation had prepared to give an honor named for the late Supreme Court justice to Tesla boss and News Corp mogul.

Controversy surrounding Ruth Bader Ginsburg awards

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Dwight D. Opperman Foundation had prepared to give an honor named for the late Supreme Court justice to Tesla boss and News Corp mogul.

The Dwight D Opperman Foundation has sparked controversy by planning to present awards named after the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Elon Musk and Rupert Murdoch. 

However, following widespread criticism, the foundation announced the cancellation of the ceremony scheduled for April 2024.

Foundation’s Statement

Julie Opperman, chair of the Dwight D Opperman Foundation, released a statement explaining the decision to cancel the ceremony. 

While acknowledging the notable contributions of Musk and Murdoch, Opperman emphasized the foundation’s commitment to civility and respect, noting that they did not intend to offend the memory of Justice Ginsburg.

Criticism from James Ginsburg

The cancellation followed criticism from James Ginsburg, the late justice’s son, who described the decision to award Musk and Murdoch with RBG awards as a “desecration” of his mother’s memory. Ginsburg expressed disappointment and vowed to continue fighting against the foundation’s decision.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Legacy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second woman appointed to the Supreme Court, was revered by American liberals for her 27-year tenure as a justice. 

She passed away in September 2020, leaving behind a legacy of advocating for gender equality and civil rights. Ginsburg played a pivotal role in establishing the award named in her honor, intending to recognize women who strive to improve the world for future generations.

Conclusion

The controversy surrounding the planned awards ceremony underscores the sensitivity surrounding Justice Ginsburg’s legacy and the importance of honoring her memory in a manner consistent with her values and principles.

Jean Martin

Jean Martin, a seasoned Correspondent Author at USA Guardian Magazine, specializes in transforming complex subjects into engaging narratives. With a keen eye for detail and a commitment to truth, her work spans politics, culture, and technology, enriching the magazine's diverse content. Jean's reporting not only informs but also inspires readers, showcasing her belief in journalism's power to drive change.

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