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The Inconvenience of Being Black and Different
Five other justices share the same political views, but Justice Thomas has liberals seeing red. Why? Because he’s black. Not because of some deep political disagreement on a particular issue, or anything he’s said but because he’s black and dares to not be a card-carrying democrat. No one does a better job of exposing racists than Justice Clarence Thomas. It’s like shining a light on cockroaches, they can’t help but scatter to all the corners of the internet.
I’ve been conservative-leaning since around 2007 and I never gave much thought to it until just a few months before the 2008 presidential election. Here was this black man running for president, and I wasn’t voting for him. I was very firm in my beliefs, values, and where I stood on the issues, so I never felt this push or pull to vote for Obama. His values were the complete opposite of mine. However, I felt like I had to choose between what I believed and my skin color, and it was such a weird internal battle because I’d never given much thought to my skin color.
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