Tag: Clarence Thomas

Archived: Kavanaugh Supporter Compares Attempted Rape Claims to 'Rough Horseplay'

Carrie Severino, spokesperson for the Judicial Crisis Network, questioned Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations of Brett Kavanaugh’s behavior in high school saying 35-year-old memories could be of just “rough horseplay” instead of attempted rape. When a CNN anchor challenged Severino’s description of Ford’s account as a range of behaviors from boorish…

Archived: Miss. Congressman: Clarence Thomas Is an 'Uncle Tom'

By Albert Lin Eleven-term Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) is not backing down from a radio interview in which he called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas an “Uncle Tom.” In a subsequent interview with CNN, Thompson told Dana Bash, “If you look at [Thomas’] decisions on the court, they have been…

Archived: Clarence Thomas: America Is Overly Sensitive About Race

By Chris Hoenig Americans are overly sensitive about race, according to the only Black Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court. Speaking to students at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida, Clarence Thomaswho grew up during the civil-rights era in a segregated Savannah, Ga.said that the country is more “conscious”…