The blog The Root, which is owned by The Washington Post, has an article entitled “Black Folks We’d Like To Remove From Black History.” The list includes Ugandan military dictator Idi Amin, the notorious “DC Sniper” John Allen Muhammad, and Zimbabwean totalitarian Robert Mugabe. Guess who else is on the list? That horrible man Clarence Thomas.
Although he’s only the second man of color to serve in the Supreme Court, the Backstreet Boys have more standing in the black community than Clarence Thomas. That’s because he looks to the Constitution as “colorblind,” says he’s a man who just happens to be black and opposes government programs intended to help minorities. I’m not sure if the late Thurgood Marshall would want to pop Clarence ‘side his head with his gavel, but there are plenty of blacks who would volunteer to do it for him.
Basically what Michael Arceneaux is saying is that Clarence Thomas’ responsibility isn’t to the Constitution, but to help minorities keep quotas that are unconstitutional. All citizens of the United States are supposed to be judged equally. This is why quotas are unconstitutional. Arceneaux should note that Thomas’ views on abortion and gay marriage actually are in line with most African Americans. However, if you’re an African American intellectual who disagrees with Arceneauex you’re in line with murderers. How’s that for derangement?
The true greatness of people like Clarence Thomas and the economist Thomas Sowell is that they are truly colorblind. Instead of grasping onto tired ideologies that are based on race they are able to think for themselves. Thomas Sowell is one of my favorite economists and he’s also someone who has changed the way I think about many issues. Should I care if he’s black, blue or purple? Apparently I should, at least according to Arceneaux. But I won’t.