After the Supreme Court reversed its decision, Roe v. WadeA massive outpouring was created. Pro-abortion supporters criticized the court’s long-awaited decision. Five of the justices approved. RoeJustice Clarence Thomas took the majority of the vitriol.
White progressives on social media took off their anti-racist masks, and made virtual white hoods. They went all Bull Connor on Thomas to get his legal opinion. They hurled numerous invectives and racial slurs against the justice, engaging in the exact type of behavior they claim to abhor when it comes from someone who isn’t on their political team.
These racists used terms like “dumb field n***er,” “house n***er,” and “dirty porchmonkey” to refer to Thomas.
Glenn Loury, a black conservative commentator, and Robert Woodson Sr. wrote an open letter on RealClearPolitics condemning the racist remarks. These were their words:
We, the undersigned, condemn the barrage of racist, vicious, and ugly personal attacks that we are witnessing on Clarence Thomas – a sitting Supreme Court justice. Whether it is calling him a racist slur, an “Uncle Tom” or questioning his “blackness” over his jurisprudence, the disparagement of this man, of his faith and of his character, is abominable.
The letter continued, arguing that Thomas is “entirely undeserving of the vitriol directed at him,” and that “[c]haracter assassination has become too convenient a tool for eviscerating those who dare dissent from the prevailing agenda, especially when it is a black man who is dissenting.”
The open letter was signed by a number of black women and men, which included myself.
Below is a listing of prominent black and white leftists that denounce the racism directed at Supreme Court Justice.
That’s right, not a single one of them bothered to criticize those spitting racial slurs at a prominent black man. People whose livelihood depends on accusing everyone of racism are conspicuously silent about this display of racial animus. But we already know why these folks had nothing to say about the racial slurs used against Thomas, don’t we?
Most of them don’t really care much about racism, as many would like people to believe. To them, racism is perfectly acceptable as long as it is directed against a black man they don’t like. In these instances, referring to an uppity negro like Clarence Thomas as a “n***er” or “porchmonkey” is permissible because he does not conform to progressive orthodoxy.
I’ve said it many times: So-called progressives do not view racism as a societal ill to be destroyed; they see it as a political weapon to be wielded against their political opposition. This situation is one of several proving that I’m right.
To determine if someone believes their statements, you can look at the way they use them when they are not politically convenient. In this instance, white progressives couldn’t help themselves. The Supreme Court’s decision compelled them to display the racism they conceal so effectively when they are trying to impress their black friends by being good allies.
But lurking underneath the Black Live Matter flags in their front yards and the novel’s worth of social media posts complaining about other white folks is the racism they claim to detest. They have now learned that they can use racial insults without fear of reprisal. It is likely that this will continue because many prominent black people on the left don’t want to tap dance for white progressives that call Republicans racist. In essence they are doing exactly what black conservatives accuse them of: Running cover to white bigots. This is okay because they’re the Good bigots, aren’t they?
Because of the racist comments directed at Thomas, I signed the petition. If the racists were attacking Supreme Court Justice Ketanji brown Jackson and I was asked to sign an open condemnation letter, I would be happy to do so, as long as they use my platform to tear them apart. Why? Racism does not matter what political affiliation the person involved is.
It is easy to grasp this concept.
This is the kind of hypocrisy that can result when politics are put before principles. But the real question here is this: If racism truly is a problem, how can progressives ignore it when others agree with them?