Source: Meenal Vamburkar / Mediaite
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas argued, in an interview aired by C-SPAN, that President Obama was elected because he had the approval of “elites and the media.” Those who don’t fit the “prescribed” mold of “what to expect from a black person,” he said, are torn apart by the media.
Thomas said he did expect that the country would have a black president during his lifetime. “I always knew is that it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites and the media because anybody they didn’t agree with, they would take apart,” he contended when speaking at a panel at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh last month.
“You pick your person,” he added. “Any black person who says something that is not the prescribed things that they expect from a black person will be picked apart.”
“There is a price to pay,” Thomas said, noting that he’d assumed a black president would be one the media agreed with.
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