Speaking at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the second black justice to serve on the court, lamented what he considers a society that is more “conscious” of racial differences than it was when he grew up in segregated Georgia in the days before — and during — the civil rights era.
Throughout his career, Thomas said, he has experienced more instances of discrimination and poor treatment in the North than the South.
“The worst I have been treated was by northern liberal elites. The absolute worst I have ever been treated,” Thomas said. “The worst things that have been done to me, the worst things that have been said about me, by northern liberal elites, not by the people of Savannah, Georgia.”
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The Justice's remarks are presumably a reference to his Supreme Court nomination, during which he was accused of sexual harassment in cringing detail.
Thanks to OGer for the story.