13 Feb 2014 Clarence Thomas Called “Uncle Tom,” Again – Project 21 Responds
A state representative in Alabama, during a seemingly unrelated discussion on legislation concerning land surveying, reportedly voiced his disapproval for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas because Thomas – a black conservative – is married to a white woman. He also called Thomas an “Uncle Tom.” Project 21 members are appalled by the comments and are speaking out.
Project 21 member Demetrius Minor, said:
This liberal Alabama lawmaker admitted to not liking Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas because he is married to a white woman. Typical liberal ignorance.
Clarence Thomas, the lone black justice on the Court, coincidentally claimed that race relations are worse now than they were decades ago and that he experiences more grief from “elite liberals.”
This seems to be true seeing that – as a black conservative – I find that liberals don’t want you to think for yourself and always play the race card when logic trumps your argument.
Alabama State Representative Alvin Holmes’s comments were reported by two different local journalists. Specifically, Mary Sell of the Decatur Daily tweeted on February 12: “Rep. Alvin Holmes, D-Montgomery, just said on the House floor that he doesn’t like Clarence Thomas because ‘he’s married to a white woman.’” Holmes is black.
While Holmes denied making the comment about the Thomas marriage, he later qualified the reporters claims by saying he was telling Tim Lockette of the Anniston Star about what other people might expect him to think, saying, “I said some people might say I didn’t like [Thomas] because he was married to a white woman.”
That doesn’t really make things much better.
Then Holmes doubled-down on the criticism of Justice Thomas, saying, “I said I don’t like [Thomas] at all because he is an Uncle Tom.”
Project 21 member Darryn “Dutch” Martin said:
Alabama State Representative Alvin Holmes feels it necessary to deviate from official state business to disparaging a sitting associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court for being an “Uncle Tom” and being married to a white woman.
Representative Holmes seems to feel it’s his right to take liberties by publicly slandering a sitting, dark-skinned, conservative federal jurist without provocation.
I would say that Holmes should be ashamed of himself, yet black, far-left progressives such as him have no shame. They throw bombs at black conservatives or anyone else who disagrees with them – believing that they can get away with it.
When called on his slanderous remarks, his fumbling attempt to backtrack and clarify what he said would be laughable were it not so pathetic.
Coincidentally, Justice Thomas just gave a speech at Palm Beach Atlantic University just two days before the incident with Representative Holmes in which he lamented how America has become a more race-conscious society. Thomas said: “My sadness is that we are probably today more race and difference-conscious than I was in the 1960s when I went to school.” He added, “The worst I have been treated was by northern liberal elites.”
Project 21 member Derryck Green said:
Over 20 years after being nominated and confirmed to the Supreme Court, Clarence Thomas still raises the ire of the left. No sooner did he finish his speech lamenting that society has grown more race-conscious and too sensitive regarding racial identities than the liberal mentality he identified as being the source of such racism validated his point.
Representative Alvin Holmes apparently expressed his dislike for Justice Thomas simply because “he’s married to a white woman.” Holmes later clarified his position regarding Thomas saying, “I don’t like him at all because he’s an Uncle Tom.”
Think about what Holmes said about Justice Thomas. Think about what William Barber of the North Carolina NAACP recently said about Senator Tim Scott. Think about what Representative Maxine Waters and others have said about Lt. Colonel Allen West. Think about what the racial provocateurs on MSNBC and many other self-identifying liberals and progressives have said about the aforementioned. What does it represent?
The life and achievements of Justice Clarence Thomas should be held as an example for all Americans to follow. He transcended poverty, embraced the values of hard work and self-discipline and reached the legal pinnacle of the U.S. Supreme Court. And by all accounts, he’s a decent and honorable man.
But none of that matters to those who only see race.