The shameful blackout of Thomas, Sowell and Williams

Source: Town Hall
by Larry Elder

“Clarence Thomas, one of nine members of the Supreme Court and the second black to ever join the Court, is not in the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. Asked to explain Thomas’ absence, the chief spokeswoman for the Smithsonian said, ‘The museum’s exhibitions are based on themes, not individuals.’ Yet the museum plans to add a popular local D.C. television news broadcaster. The museum’s founding director, Lonnie Bunch, said the broadcaster ‘symbolized that it was really important that America was changing and his presence was a symbol of that change.’ And Thomas, raised in poverty to become only the second black to sit on the Supreme Court, is not ‘a symbol of that change’? Left-wing blacks (and that’s the overwhelming majority) feel that black conservatives like Thomas do not just have different or wrongheaded or illogical views. Thomas’ views, to them, damage the black community. Never mind that most Clarence Thomas-haters could not identify a single case Thomas decided with which they disagree.” (08/10/17)