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Clarence Thomas: 'Northern Liberal Elites' Treated Me Worse Than Southerners
Breitbart.com ^ | 2/11/2014 | AWR Hawkins

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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TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: bigots; clarencethomas; condescendingliberal; racists
Justice Thomas is right on the money. They are the same today as always. Smiling in your face while the other face is plotting ways to screw you over. I always found life in the south much simpler while the libs in the NE talked one thing and did another.
1 posted on 02/12/2014 7:50:52 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

Clarence, that’s because they despise when people of color think for themselves and remember when the Dems used to lynch them.


2 posted on 02/12/2014 8:00:05 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: rktman
My daughter was raised in North Carolina, but is now attending a fairly exclusive university in New England. She observes that she has much more experience interacting with minorities that most of her fellow students, and also has a far more egalitarian attitude toward minorities as well.

I think the North is actually more racist today than the South is.

3 posted on 02/12/2014 8:02:00 AM PST by Oberon (John 12:5-6)
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To: rktman
That's the way liberals have treated blacks since the civil war. (once they figured out that lynching them didn't work) A true northern conservative is a whole different animal.


4 posted on 02/12/2014 8:02:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: rktman

Not surprised. Liberals are deplorable people.


5 posted on 02/12/2014 8:09:42 AM PST by MissTed ( Private Tagline - Do Not Read!)
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To: rktman

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).


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To: rktman

This is a circus. It’s a national disgrace [yea, I mean you Biden, you should hang your head!]. It’s 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.

9 posted on 02/12/2014 8:27:02 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: rktman

I remember reading his book and he pretty much said as much. There’s no greater bigot than the bigot of low expectations.


10 posted on 02/12/2014 8:28:09 AM PST by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: Servant of the Cross

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11 posted on 02/12/2014 8:30:42 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Servant of the Cross

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.


12 posted on 02/12/2014 8:30:54 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Oberon
I think the North is actually more racist today than the South is.

I'm marooned in soviet Red Hampshire at the moment, and couldn't agree more.

13 posted on 02/12/2014 8:32:22 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Oberon
I spent some time on the campus of a fairly exclusive university, and was fairly shocked to find a bunch of affluent suburban kiddies, who, when you drilled right down to their core....did not believe that black people were actually people!


14 posted on 02/12/2014 8:32:43 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: who knows what evil?
I think the North is actually more racist today than the South is.


I have witnessed two acts of ugly, blatant racism with my own eyes.

One occurred in Ohio, and the other in Michigan.

I've been to Nashville, Huntsville, Savannah, Columbia, Charlotte, Jacksonville, Orlando....never witnessed in any of those places.


15 posted on 02/12/2014 8:34:45 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sherman Logan
Joe Biden Lied (in his opening remarks at the Clarence Thomas Supreme Court hearing)
16 posted on 02/12/2014 8:38:18 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: rktman

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.


17 posted on 02/12/2014 8:39:45 AM PST by .45 Long Colt
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Remember the violent anti-bussing riots in Boston in the 70s?

I suspect most of those rioters still pulled the lever for Ted Kennedy.


18 posted on 02/12/2014 8:41:11 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

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.


19 posted on 02/12/2014 8:41:13 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: .45 Long Colt

There are still pockets. But that’s everywhere. Seems more prevalent in the NE to me.


20 posted on 02/12/2014 8:42:48 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme),unemployment will necessarily skyrocket! Despite the % dropping. Period.)
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To: rktman

The ‘Rats like running their party Plantation.


21 posted on 02/12/2014 8:43:56 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: dfwgator

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...


22 posted on 02/12/2014 8:48:54 AM PST by CPONav
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To: rktman
I believe it. I'm 55 years old and spent the first 17 years of my life primarily in NJ.. My best friend from school growing up was black. We went to the same school but lived in different towns. Whites lived in Pennsauken and Merchantville and the blacks who went to our school lived in Delair. Without exception. There were no blacks in my town at all. When I went to HS the whites lived in their towns and ALL the blacks lived in Newtonville. All of them. Their roads were mostly unpaved, they had no city water and no street lights. Not the case in the white areas.

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.

23 posted on 02/12/2014 8:55:16 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: MissTed

> 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...: )


24 posted on 02/12/2014 9:07:44 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: rktman

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.


25 posted on 02/12/2014 9:12:12 AM PST by Lizavetta
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To: Lizavetta
South, where a person would tell you precisely what he thought of you, right or wrong, and so you knew exactly where you stood.

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.

26 posted on 02/12/2014 9:22:01 AM PST by ladyjane
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To: CPONav
I grew up in the South.

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.

27 posted on 02/12/2014 9:23:05 AM PST by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

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.


28 posted on 02/12/2014 9:30:37 AM PST by cyclotic (Hey BSA-I'm gone. Walk Worthy-traillifeusa.com)
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To: Oberon

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.


29 posted on 02/12/2014 11:49:23 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: rktman
Of course.
What's the use of being a Northern Liberal Elite if you can't lie, cheat, steal --- and be a hypocrite?
30 posted on 02/12/2014 11:49:40 AM PST by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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