George Takei Justifies Racist Attack On Clarence Thomas, Thomas “Abdicated His African-American Heritage”
George Takei, who is gay and progressive, attacked Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for his dissenting opinion in the recent Supreme court decision forbidding states from banning gay marriage.
Thomas in that opinion said that the government cannot take away the dignity of the human being, whatever actions it takes, that the dignity is part of the innate quality of being a human being. He reference slaves and Japanese interned during WWII is so stating.
Takei who apparently thought that insulting, called Thomas ‘a clown in blackface’ , saying he ‘doesn’t belong there’.
Instead of apologizing, he how has tried to justify that language with even more insulting comments.
A few fans have written wondering whether I intended to utter a racist remark by referring to Justice Thomas as a “clown in blackface.”
“Blackface” is a lesser known theatrical term for a white actor who blackens his face to play a black buffoon. In traditional theater lingo, and in my view and intent, that is not racist. It is instead part of a racist history in this country.
I feel Justice Thomas has abdicated and abandoned his African American heritage by claiming slavery did not strip dignity from human beings. He made a similar remark about the Japanese American internment, of which I am a survivor. A sitting Justice of the Supreme Court ought to know better.
I have expressed my full thoughts on the matter here.
So ‘blackface’ isn’t really racist, says George, it’s just a theater term for someone acting like a buffoon. Oh, that’s so much better now.
The Dolezal case and this make it so very clear that to the The Left it isn’t about truth or whether you are actually black, it’s about adherence to the doctrine of the progressive plantation. In George’s own words, if you don’t, even if you are black, ‘abdicated [your] African-American heritage’.