What has Clarence Thomas done to outrage the Left so? Well, for one thing marrying a White woman is just not “tolerant” or something
Supreme CourtJustice Clarence Thomas can add another insult to the list of things “liberal elites” have attacked him for: his marriage to a white woman.
While on the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives, state Rep. Alvin Holmes, a black Democrat, explained why he so dislikes Clarence Thomas: because “he’s married to a white woman,” reporter Mary Sell of The Times Daily and Decatur Daily tweeted Wednesday.
Holmes denied saying such a thing about Thomas, who he then called an “Uncle Tom”. Man what tolerance huh? But that was just the tip of the Iceberg of liberal Bigotry. Thomas REALLY got the Left into full blown nut job mode when he dared to share some memories of Georgia in the 1960’s.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke at Palm Beach Atlantic University on Tuesday, and Yahoo’s Chris Moody reported that he used the occasion to say the United States is still way too sensitive about racial issues, lamenting how much “more race and difference-conscious” the country is now than in the 1960s. He said race “rarely” came up when he became the first black child to go to a white school in Savannah, Georgia.
Nowadays, however, you can’t escape people being overly sensitive about race and sex, Thomas said, and revealed that he was treated much worse Northern liberals than by anyone in the South.
“The worst I have been treated was by northern liberal elites. The absolute worst I have ever been treated,” Thomas said. “The worst things that have been done to me, the worst things that have been said about me, by northern liberal elites, not by the people of Savannah, Georgia.”
Whoa! Who does Thomas think he is? He is not allowed to challenge the Left’s narrative on race! He cannot tell people what HIS personal experiences were. No! He must parrot the Left’s narrative that the South was RAAAAACIST! And lynchings were an everyday event, and the South, of course, was, and is a land of evil bigots that hate all minorities. Of course, to his credit, Thomas likely gives not the first damn about the Liberal’s version of American history. He experienced what he experienced, and he shared some of that. And for that, he is being raked over the coals by who else, some of the same Liberal elites that demand Blacks walk, talk, and think in lockstep with Leftist ideology, or else!
The guests on CNN on Wednesday excoriated Thomas for his lack of racial consciousness, and particularly his lament that the country is more conscious of racial difference than it was, in his opinion, 50 years ago.
“What’s so remarkable about this statement that it neglects the fact that in the mid-60s, when he was a kid, you could get killed if you were a black person for speaking about race,” CNN Senior Legal AnalystJeffrey Toobin asserted.
Excuse me Mr. Toobin, but Thomas spoke about HIS experience. He did not “neglect” any facts. The problem here is that Toobin expects anyone who talks about the South in the 50’s or 60’s to follow the Leftist script that Toobin obviously follows. By the way, my mother, who grew up in the South, in the 50’s and 60’s has told me things that are similar to what Thomas said. That is not to say everything was peachy during that time, not at all. Those years are a black mark on my beloved Southland, and many awful, inexcusable events did happen, but does that mean positive things cannot be shared? Does that mean we cannot have an open honest dialogue? You know, the kind of dialogues the Left is always calling for?
Columbia University associate professor Marc Lamont Hill took the like-thinking Struggle Session a step further when he asserted that, not only is Thomas racially conscious, but he has actively made life more difficult for fellow African-Americans.
“He’s had a long history of walking through doors and closing them behind him,” Hill said. “He acknowledges no part that affirmative action played in his life but he wants to close the door for others.”
Hill took issue with Thomas’ desire to eliminate race as a social issue, preferring instead to work toward a merit-based society in which racial concerns play no part. He said it was disturbing, particularly for a powerful justice like Thomas, to “make decisions on color blindness.”
“It shouldn’t be to be post-racial but post racist,” he concluded.
Ah yes, Marc Lamont Hill, who is truly race obsessed and himself, in my view, a racist. Hill is disturbed that Thomas wants to see no skin color. Hill is Black, and apparently, he sees his skin color as a tool to use when it suits his needs. How pathetic!