Tag: Clarence Thomas

Supreme Court Decides To Revisit Affirmative Action

By Sheryl Estrada The Supreme Court is once again involved in the affirmative action case Abigail Fisher vs. The University of Austin at Texas, announcing Monday it will hear an appeal by Fisher, for a second time, this fall. Fisher filed a lawsuit in 2008 after she was denied admission…

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…

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”…