Clarence Thomas: Society Is Overly Sensitive About Race

Source: Chris Moody / Yahoo! News

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., Thomasthe 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 doesn’t come up. Differences in race, differences in sex, somebody doesn’t look at you right, somebody says something. Everybody is sensitive. If I had been as sensitive as that in the 1960s, I’d 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.

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  • macy1999

    This B—t–d, dont ever need to interviewed about nothing. As black as he is, he think he is white. Dumb butt, can’t even voice an opinion..

  • Sieben713

    I am thoroughly convinced that this man is a complete FOOL


    So slavery and racism were just “slights”?

  • Norman Ebanks

    Thomas legacy is that of step and fetch! He has gained the world, but lost his soul. He will never be regarded as one of the “great” jurist. People will always laugh at him and his soda can!