Over twenty years after being nominated and confirmed to the Supreme Court, Justice Clarence Thomas still raises the ire of the Left. No sooner did he finish his speech lamenting that society has grown more race conscious and too sensitive regarding racial identities, the liberal mentality he identified as being the source of such racism validated his point.
Alabama State Rep. Alvin Holmes (D- Montgomery) expressed his dislike for Clarence Thomas simply because “he’s married to a white woman.” Holmes then “backtracked” his original statement, saying it was “misinterpreted,” Holmes “clarified” his position regarding Thomas, saying, “ I don’t like him at all because he’s an Uncle Tom.”
Glad that’s cleared up.
That Justice Thomas has been charged with being an “Uncle Tom,” a “sell out,” a “house slave,” and worse isn’t new. Simply search Google and see what Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Michael Eric Dyson, Spike Lee, Julianne Malveaux, and many self-identified Democrat liberals have said in disparaging Justice Thomas. But the denigration of Justice Thomas points to something more sinister and ugly.
Think about what Rep. Holmes said about Justice Thomas; what so-called “reverend” William Barber of the North Carolina NAACP recently said about Senator Tim Scott; what black Democrats and others have said about Lt. Col. Allen West; what the racial provocateurs on MSNBC has said about Thomas, Dr. Ben Carson, and Herman Cain (here, here, and here); and what many other self-identifying liberals and progressives have said about the aforementioned… what does it represent?
These examples illuminate the continued emotional dysfunction of many blacks caused by perpetually embracing a racial identity that incorporates the silly, archaic, and destructive notion of black “authenticity.” Blacks are the only group who willingly cannibalizes their own members for independent thinking and behavior that deviates from the accepted narrative. Truly a self-defeating tribal mentality.
But it also illustrates that the only acceptable form of racism that’s encouraged and applauded is that against black conservatives. And it always originates from the left. Always. Democrat racism is good; Republican or conservative racism is bad. This intentional double standard and narrative is used as an effective strategy to intimidate more blacks away from thinking for themselves and toward intellectual and political freedom. In other words, keeping blacks in their place.
And blacks suffer as a result.
The life and achievements of Justice Clarence Thomas should be held as an example for all Americans to follow. He transcended poverty; embraced the values of hard work, self-discipline, and determination, and reached the jurisprudential heights of the Supreme Court of The United States. By all accounts, Justice Thomas is a decent and honorable man.
But none of that matters to those who only see “race.”
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