By Sandra Rose  | 

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The shooter was Doug Williams, a longtime assembly line worker at Lockheed, who made no secret about his hatred for Black people.

As Williams stalked his victims at the Lockheed plant in Meridian, Mississippi, on July 8, 2003, he targeted only Black co-workers.

Williams, who is white, opened fire on 14 of his co-workers with a shotgun, killing six of them, before committing suicide.

Survivors say Williams had a long history of making racist comments toward Black people.

According to reports, Judge Ketanji Jackson Brown refused to approve a $22.8 million settlement for the Black workers.

She also denied them the opportunity to gather evidence in a Race Bias Class Action lawsuit against Lockheed.

In her ruling in Washington, DC on Jan. 10, 2019, Judge Jackson agreed with Lockheed's attorneys that the Black workers shouldn't be allowed to pursue their claims as a class since the court previously denied class certification for Black people in July 2017.

Jackson is currently facing questions on Day 3 of Senate hearings to confirm her nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed, she would become the first Black woman to be a justice on the Supreme Court.