Skip to comments.Clarence Thomas: Society is overly sensitive about race
Posted on 02/11/2014 12:27:32 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan
Americans today are too sensitive about race, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a gathering of college students in Florida on Tuesday. Speaking at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., Thomas, the second black justice to serve on the court, lamented what he considers a society that is more conscious of racial differences than it was when he grew up in segregated Georgia in the days before and during the civil rights era.
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, Thomas said during a chapel service hosted by the nondenominational Christian university. Now, name a day it doesnt come up. Differences in race, differences in sex, somebody doesnt look at you right, somebody says something. Everybody is sensitive. If I had been as sensitive as that in the 1960s, Id still be in Savannah. Every person in this room has endured a slight. Every person. Somebody has said something that has hurt their feelings or did something to them left them out.
Thats a part of the deal, he added.
Thomas spent his childhood in a place and time in which businesses and government services were legally segregated. In his 2007 memoir, "My Grandfather's Son," he described his experience growing up as an African-American Catholic in Georgia during the Jim Crow era. I was a two-fer for the Klan, he said.
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"There is another class of coloured people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public."
"Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays."
"Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.
-- Booker T. Washington
Mr. Thomas should know. The democrats tried to stop his nomination with lies.
Not society, Clarence. Liberals.
America would be much better off if Booker T. Washington, rather than W.E.B. DuBois had become the most noted face of Negroes in the early 1900. DuBois and the NAACP had and continue to have an absolutely poisonous and corrosive effect on American society.
“Race” is the cudgel that Liberals will NEVER put down-so long as it serves their purposes.
Every person in this room has endured a slight. Every person.
Simple straight forward.. in your face.. obviously TRUE!...
It’s takes wisdom and character to say something this simple..
Oh! how this must STING some minority’s belief system..
Basically get over it, and get busy.. it’s not about YOU!.. it’s about US!..
Wasn’t DuBois closely linked to the Lenninists, and an apologist for their democides?
From the article:
The worst I have been treated was by northern liberal elites. The absolute worst I have ever been treated, Thomas said. The worst things that have been done to me, the worst things that have been said about me, by northern liberal elites, not by the people of Savannah, Georgia.
There it is in black and white! (Oops, just can’t help myself)
Society is overly sensitive about ‘every thing’ which rubs even slightly against their over-inflated opinions of themselves!
The problem isn’t race, culture or anything of that nature outside of man...it’s within society’s very heart today...each one who is so full of himself there’s no room “at the inn” for the one who can change that!
“I dont know how an oath becomes meaningful unless you have faith. “
I just adore that man.
Booker T. was at the same time promoting practical education along with social and economic advancement through hard work.
our Attorney General would say he’s a coward
The problem is only a small number of blacks are araical and we supposed to act like that is not true.
the country isn’t overly sensitive to racism... political types use it too often as a club
Liberals see our disregard for the race issue as racism in and of itself.