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Clarence Thomas describes the modern culture of victimhood
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says, at some point we will be ‘tired, of all beings, a victim” in an interview with the judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, Gregory E. Maggs, the Library of Congress in Washington, DC
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, said in a rare public appearance on Thursday, he is to exhausted to think about how everyone seems to be a victim these days.
“At some point, we will be tired with all beings, the victims,” says Thomas, the second African American to serve on the Supreme court, said in an on-stage interview at the Library of Congress in Washington.
Thomas, a conservative appointed to the bench in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush, recalled recently with a young black woman in Kansas who told him, “I’m really tired of the with the role of being black. I just want to go to school.”
“I just get worn down,” said Thomas.
The judge said his grandfather had a difficult life, but never as a victim.
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“When I was a kid, there were tons of people that said in very bad circumstances”, Thomas. “My grandfather would not allow it to indulge us.”
Thomas added: “He is my hero. He is simply the greatest man I have ever met. With nine months of training. But he never saw himself as a victim.”
The Daily caller first drew attention to Thomas’ remarks about the role of the victim.
In his address, the Thomas– serving in front of a bruising confirmation battle, if the appeal to the high court, complained of the confirmation process for judges, saying it may lead you to abandon good people. Thomas ‘ nomination was almost due from a former employee, Anita Hill, derailed after allegations that he sexually harassed her. Thomas denied the accusations.
“I don’t think the process is what it should be,” said Thomas. “I believe that the real work, and you should be serious. I don’t think that you should have the glasses.”
Thomas said he has been confirmed five times in ten years for the judicial roles, and “it was getting worse and worse.”
“This is not the Roman Coliseum,” he said. “We are not gladiators. And I think we lose some of our best people, who do not go to choose through the ordeal. You don’t want to have to fight the lion to be his judges, or in the government. And I think it is our own fault for this.”
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.