When you’re a Supreme Court Justice, racism is not something you generally deal with and it is usually not directed to you. So when Justice Clarence Thomas spoke to a group on Tuesday, telling them that racism is more prevalent now than when he was a youngster growing up in a segregated south, you have to not only consider the message, but also the messenger.
The message, that an atmosphere where the KKK ruled, where blacks were never considered equal but subservient to whites, an atmosphere where regular lynchings, bombings, beatings and killings of men, women and children took place because of race, and where a justice and political system neglected to serve these people because of their skin color; to say that atmosphere was preferable to Justice Clarence is in itself bogus and utterly unbelievable.
Here is some of the nonsense the Supreme Court Justice said at the event in Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach Florida.
“My sadness is that we are probably today more race and difference-conscious than I was in the 1960s when I went to school. To my knowledge, I was the first black kid in Savannah, Georgia, to go to a white school. Rarely did the issue of race come up. Now, name a day it doesn’t come up. Differences in race, differences in sex, somebody doesn’t look at you right, somebody says something. Everybody is sensitive. If I had been as sensitive as that in the 1960s, I’d still be in Savannah. Every person in this room has endured a slight. Every person. Somebody has said something that has hurt their feelings or did something to them — left them out.
That’s a part of the deal.
But this is how and where you can tell that Clarence Thomas is full of sh… the waste matter that discharge from the body. The conservative Republican activist Supreme Court Judge blamed, get this, Liberals for today’s “race and difference” conscienceness, even saying that northern liberals treated his “the absolute worst” he’s ever been treated! Ever!
“The worst I have been treated was by northern liberal elites. The absolute worst I have ever been treated. 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.”
Consider yourself lucky Mr. Thomas. You survived the apparent love, friendship and caring you received from a hateful segregated south that obviously saw your true potentials and decided to protect and nurture you. But there were many more who suffered, many more who hung from trees, were beaten, were forced to sit at the back of buses and thrown in jails if they even thought about sitting up front. There were many more, some who went to church as little girls and never saw the light of day again because those loving folks who were so great to you, bombed the building.
Many sacrifice their lives in those dark days Mr. Thomas. Days that you apparently thought were filled with peaches and creme. And maybe you should instead thank them for their sacrifice. Chances are, those sacrifices paved the road you traveled, a road that led you all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States.0