Yet the right can never bring its corrosive racial skepticism to bear on Thomas, a man who had proven his willingness to parrot reactionary bromides. He is the single most prominent beneficiary of the quest for diversity in American history, but he is their diversity candidate -- and thus deserved elevation, if not as a distinguished jurist, then because he had suffered discrimination as a conservative.So in defending their racist pick for the high court, liberals turn to racist assertions that Thomas was only successful because of his race even though he graduated from the same law school as the openly racist Sotomayor. In doing so they belittle the real suffering that Thomas faced in his life and, in turn the suffering of countless African Americans from Thomas' generation.
At Yale, Thomas faced discrimination that Sotomayor only dreams of dishing out against white people.
In a 2007 interview with CBS News, Thomas recalled,
"I honestly, honestly believed that Yale thought that having a kid who came from working people in the South, who had grown up through segregation, that this kid who had prospered, who had done well every single place he'd ever been, whether an all-white school, all-black school, he's always done well. He will do well here. And it will benefit both him and Yale," Thomas says. "That's what I thought. Well, that isn't what it was converted to."That perception did not cease when he became a Supreme Court Justice. You'll never guess who said this 45 minutes after Thomas' confirmation.
"It was converted to, 'Well, you're here because you're black,'" Thomas explains.
"I think that the only reason Clarence Thomas is on the Court is because he is black. I don't believe he could have won had he been white. And the reason is, I think it was a cynical ploy by President Bush."Who said it?
Why the second-highest ranking racist in the country: Joe Biden.
Liberalism, and the Democratic party, in particular, is the last remaining institutionalized bastion of racism in this country, and for some reason minorities continue to elect them en masse. Look at places where liberal policies have been fully embraced and enacted and you'll find that in many cases minorities are in no better situation than they were when the social programs designed to save their communities were enacted.
Look at places like Texas where Republicans have been at the helm for a while and you'll find that everyone has benefited from job growth and prosperity regardless of race. And isn't that how Dr. King would have wanted it?