Justice Clarence Thomas on the national anthem protests: "WHEN I WAS A KID, EVEN AS WE HAD LAWS THAT HELD US APART THERE WERE THINGS THAT WE HELD DEAR THAT WE ALL HAD IN COMMON,. WHAT BINDS US? WHAT DO WE ALL HAVE IN COMMON ANYMORE?"
He is right. Today we even have people that justify Fascism and Communism.
Reading comprehension seems to be a problem for most who have answered this poll. Either that, or the racist idea that black people aren’t really black unless they are liberal democrats. Thomas grew up poor and black. I value the experiences that he had. He has acknowledged the discrimination and hardships he had to overcome. He is saying that one thing that united all Americans was love of country. That is what we no longer have.
That's the way I understood it.
Wow! Talk about a man being blind to the then and now? Does judge Thomas remember anything about Jim Crow...Or the injustices that young black man face today?
Yeah, I guess growing up poor and black disqualifies his opinion. In the time period that he mentioned there were many difficulties for black people. He is saying that despite this, there were things that everyone had in common, such as love and respect for our country.
The CONSTITUTION holds us together. No matter the political party, we sometimes stray from the intentions the forefathers, but it has lasted over 200 years and served us well.
so the national anthem is the only thing we had in common? sounds like a pretty diversive individual...
Some people can find fault with whatever another says. You sound not like a divider than him.
in a divider because I believe there is more that unites us than a song played before a sporting event?
He is speaking of love and respect of country. When there was so much to divide the races, we all had this in common.
It obvious that song people are using to divide us. Anyone can be a divider
He wasn't saying only the anthem. But his quote was in response to a question about the anthem protests. He was speaking in broader terms, the anthem protests are just a symptom of a larger problem. But I was running out of letters for my question and couldn't say all of that. I think this article by Matt Walsh sums it up pretty well. www.dailywire.com/news/22437/united-states-america-no-longer-exists-matt-walsh
The right of a man to sexually abuse women and stand for the national anthem are two things he holds dear. It good to see conservative hypocrites on our nation's highest court.
When justice Clarence Thomas was a kid there was literally a black liberation movement and he wasn’t allowed to hold public office. He can kiss my ass with this things used to be so great bullshit.