Skip to comments.Clarence Thomas: 'Northern Liberal Elites' Treated Me Worse Than Southerners
Posted on 02/12/2014 7:50:52 AM PST by rktman
On February 11, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas told students at Palm Beach Atlantic University that "northern liberal elites" did and said worse things to him than did citizens of Savannah, Georgia during the heyday of segregation.
According to the Daily Mail, Thomas observed that the focus on race in the United States has actually become heightened instead of lessened through the years: "My sadness is that we are probably today more race-conscious than I was in the 1960s when I went to school."
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Clarence, that’s because they despise when people of color think for themselves and remember when the Dems used to lynch them.
I think the North is actually more racist today than the South is.
Not surprised. Liberals are deplorable people.
Its a known fact that Southerners are a lot more laid back, trustworthy, loyal and friendly than the North Easterners. Everyone knows this. The percentage of Southerners that want to visit the Northeast quandrant of the U.S. is probably very low unless they originally came from that area. I avoid those areas unless I have no other choice. There’s more corruption in that neck of the woods than any other sector of this U.S. other than (basing this on thousands of fraud and corruption cases I’ve worked on for several decades).
This is a circus. Its a national disgrace [yea, I mean you Biden, you should hang your head!]. Its a high-tech lynching for uppity Blacks, who in any way deign to think for themselves. And it is a message, that unless you kowtow to the old order, you will be lynched, destroyed, caricatured by a committee of the U.S. Senate rather than hung from a tree.
And the worst "Northern Liberal Elite" was none other than back-stabber Joe Biden.
I remember reading his book and he pretty much said as much. There’s no greater bigot than the bigot of low expectations.
Yup. Listened to CT’s autobiography, read by himself. Very moving.
Joe Biden came up to him before the critical meeting. They’d been friends. Joe told Clarence he’d fight for him.
Then in the committee meeting, with cameras rolling, Joe ostentatiously stuck the knife into the back he’d 15 minutes before been proclaiming his intention to defend.
I'm marooned in soviet Red Hampshire at the moment, and couldn't agree more.
Faulkner said (and this is a rough paraphrase): Southerners hate the race, but love the man. Northerners love the race, but hate the man.
Faulkner died almost 52 years ago (he died about 10 miles from where I currently sit), just before I was born. I caught the tailend of the South Faulkner knew. I won’t claim to know the rightness of his statement as it pertains to Northerners today, but I don’t find Southerners hate the race today. Attitudes have changed dramatically over the course of my lifetime.
Remember the violent anti-bussing riots in Boston in the 70s?
I suspect most of those rioters still pulled the lever for Ted Kennedy.
I read his bio too and it was very enlightening to see just what Justice Thomas when through almost his entire life. To make the rabid libs even more rabid, he’s married to a (GASP) white woman. Love this guy.
There are still pockets. But that’s everywhere. Seems more prevalent in the NE to me.
The ‘Rats like running their party Plantation.
I grew up in the South. As a Sailor in the U.S. Navy, I lived all over America and travelled the world. I returned to the South when I retired.
Southerners have learned to live together, no matter the race, religion, or ethnic background.
Most areas outside of the Southeastern United States have yet to figure out how to accomplish that.
And y’all call US hicks...
Hundreds of books have been written about school desegregation in the south and Massive Resistance but..even though we have the famous images of Bull Connor setting dogs on black protesters...there was no violence in Southern desegregation to match the riots in Boston when they instituted bussing. We didn't have race riots in VA in the 60's but we sure did in Camden NJ...blocks that were burned down STILL haven't been rebuilt 50 years later.
> Not surprised. Liberals are deplorable people.
You don’t know how much fun I’ve had with the young telemarketers that have really picked up the pace calling lately, I say, “I’m sorry, but I can’t invest / buy your product / or talk to one of your service reps in the area because of the horrible economic decisions made by our current leadership. BTW do you mind if I asked who you voted for during the last two elections?” Usually I either get a click or they apologize but probably only because they’re trying to sell me something. Now I’m starting to hear a lot more of them agree that he’s been a horrible president. Many say the worst. It makes me smile, it does...: )
When my ex worked at IBM many years ago, a black colleague told him that he much preferred the South, where a person would tell you precisely what he thought of you, right or wrong, and so you knew exactly where you stood. The Northerners would smile and act like they were your friend yet knife you behind your back.
That may be the case in terms of race but it's not generally the case. Southerners will always be polite but you don't always know where you stand.
Well, bless your heart.
I grew up is Southern California in the 1970s. I knew a few black guys who were bussed in to our HS from downtown LA. They were OK guys but seemed to have a big chip on their shoulder.
Whites and Hispanics interacted daily and did not recognize any difference or hostility. But blacks basically kept to themselves in a sort of brooding way. Not a friendly bunch and most people just tried to avoid them, not out of any hostility but because they just seemed angry all the time.
In the late 80s I moved to Georgia for two years and I was immediately impressed with how different the blacks were compared to the ones in LA I grew up with.
They would treat you like you were one of them not as some "white" guy. Very friendly and would laugh and joke with you without the unspoken tension as seemed ever present in SO CAL.
Whatever to South is doing it seems to work better than the rest of the country.
I bought Justice Thomas’s autobiography at a library used book sale. I was saddened to see that it had a sticker on the side marked “African American.” It was disgusting to see that a book written by an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court was listed as only appropriate for blacks to read. Pathetic.
And it was a memorable book, especially his comments about Plugs.
I’ve lived in CA and TX and I came across more bigots in CA. But they just point their finger at southerners as bigots to make themselves feel better.