Justice Clarence Thomas rarely says anything. In fact, if I didn’t know any better, I’d think that Clarence Thomas being on permanent mute was part of he deal in exchange for him becoming the country’s second African-American appointed to the Supreme Court. The fact that he rarely speaks may be a good thing considering the latest not-so-shocking and comments from Clarence Thomas.
While speaking at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida, Clarence Thomas said that America has become too “sensitive” about race.
As reported by Yahoo News‘ Chris Moody, Clarence Thomas is saddened that society has become too “conscious” and “sensitive” about racial differences. And of course according to the man who was appointed to the Supreme Court by President George H.W. Bush, this isn’t good.
“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,” said Justice Thomas. “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.”
Yep, because of course, things were so much better back in the day. Or, was it that things were actually worse; but it’s just that today, as good as we have it, we’re all just a bunch of punks.
Naturally, there’s nobody better than Thomas who is opposed to Affirmative Action to point this out. After all, when he was the first black kid to go to an all white school back in nineteen-fifty-we-hate-niggers, nobody noticed. Or, could it have been that Thomas ignored it?
“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,” said Thomas. “Every person. Somebody has said something that has hurt their feelings or did something to them — left them out.” Yeah, so who cares.
I suppose we’re supposed to ignore those slights of the past and trust that they’re never repeated.
In the evnt that you didn’t know, Clarence Thomas is not exactly a hero to many within the black community. His remarks aren’t a surprise to most of us. If anything, they represent the man many of us loathe. Of course we’re supposed to be post-racial; which, for the average person of color has become the biggest ruining joke. But you let Thomas tell it, we’ve been post-racial; and, we can only be that way if like him, we’d become less “conscious” or less “sensitive” to the reality that is America.
Just think: the only thing holding us back is that we’ve all become pussies.
Ain’t that right, Uncle Tom?