Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas reportedly said his biggest hurdle hasn’t been torch-wielding Klansmen, but rather modern-day liberals.
A new documentary contains this revelation and others, ABC News reported Thursday.
The unreleased movie, “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” consists of six months worth of interviews with Thomas conducted last year.
In total, Thomas was interviewed for 22 hours.
In one interview, Thomas reportedly scorched Democrats for their treatment of him.
Democrats controlled the Senate during Thomas’ 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings, and then-Sen. Joe Biden was chairman of the Judiciary Committee at the time.
“I felt as though in my life I had been looking at the wrong people as the people who would be problematic toward me. We were told that, ‘Oh, it’s gonna be the bigot in the pickup truck, it’s gonna be the Klansmen, it’s gonna be the rural sheriff,’” Thomas reportedly said.
“But it turned out that through all of that, ultimately the biggest impediment was the modern-day liberal,” he continued. “They were the ones who would discount all those things because they have one issue or because they have the power to caricature you.”
Thomas also reportedly made it clear he was not the only black conservative who’s had to deal with this sort of behavior.
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“There’s different sets of rules for different people,” he said, according to ABC.
“If you criticize a black person who’s more liberal, you’re a racist,” he added. “Whereas you can do whatever to me, or to now [Housing and Urban Development Secretary] Ben Carson, and that’s fine, because you’re not really black because you’re not doing what we expect black people to do.”
Thomas hit the nail on the head.
And this sort of behavior isn’t just something liberals are guilty of.
So-called “Republican strategist” Ana Navarro recently made headlines for her racist take on blacks Americans’ movement towards conservative politics after polling showed a growing amount of support for President Donald Trump among African-Americans.
Navarro targeted Carson, Kanye West, former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke and “those two Cubic Zirconia & Polyester-Spandex ladies” in a dig against conservative social media personalities Diamond and Silk.
Navarro’s tweet racked up over 50,000 likes.
While the Ku Klux Klan still boasts members, it seems that conservative black Americans are more likely to face racism from “tolerant” liberals, those in the media and even some self-described Republicans, like Navarro.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like liberal America is ready to face that fact just yet.
“Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words” is set to be released in early 2020.
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