Party of Jim Crow

Kevin Williamson illustrates the absurdity of the Smithsonian leaving Clarence Thomas out of its Black History exhibit:

If you were looking for a figure who personified the humiliations and triumphs of black Americans, you could hardly do better than Clarence Thomas, the son of a poor, Gullah-speaking family on the Georgia coast, a man who was not quite fluent in anything that would pass muster as English until his adulthood — who, nonetheless, found his way into college, into the Yale law school, and the Reagan administration, whose shortcomings and errors he admonished fearlessly. When he was elevated to the Supreme Court, the Democrats — who hate a black conservative more than they hate anything on this good green Earth — concocted every manner of dishonest attack to try to do to him what they had successfully done to Robert Bork not long before. But Clarence Thomas prevailed over what is by now a familiar attempt by the Democrats, the party of Bull Connor, to keep a black man in what they imagine to be his place.

His place is in the Supreme Court. In a sane world, it is also in the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

If Everything Is Politics All The Time!!!! then of course Thomas has to be left out of a museum of famous blacks.

Do yourself favor and read this book.

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4 comments

  1. One presumes they have Thurgood Marshall instead?

    1. Apparently they have Anita Hill, who is famous for having accused Thomas of making an off-color joke in her presence, but nothing on Thomas himself.

      1. Black and famous, I guess.

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