The Root: Clarence Thomas is as bad as Robert Mugabe or Idi Amin 

One of the Washington Post's various media properties is The Root, an online publication devoted to African-American issues. Today on The Root is celebrating black history month with a photo gallery on "Black Folks We'd Like To Remove From Black History." One of the people that made the cut is Clarence Thomas. According to the essay:

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.

So we've gone from "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character" to support government programs that allegedly help minorities or you're no longer considered black. Progress.

But that's only the half of it. Michael Moynihan at Reason notes Thomas has some illustrious company on the list:

So who makes the list? D.C. Sniper John Allen Muhammad? Check. Ugandan murderer Idi Amin? Of course. And obviously the sinister dictators Papa Doc, Baby Doc, Robert Mugabe, and Rafael Trujillo are represented (though Mengistu, oddly, gets a pass). Let's see. Who else? Oh. How about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas?



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