Dear Clarence Thomas:
I peg you as the type who thinks along the lines of “the lighter the writer, the better the read,” but let’s try to hear each other out, okay? I’d like to understand how you ended up becoming the most successful pat on the back to White supremacy in history. Despite my contempt for every single fiber of your being, I need to grasp why you believe that "Attaining diversity for its own sake is a nonstarter."
I want to understand how a Yale Law School graduate who earned his slot in part to affirmative action – a tidbit outlined in your autobiography – can argue that affirmative action is just like segregation.
Maybe your ex-girlfriend was right when she told the Washington Post, "It is just that he has manufactured a different reality over time. That's the problem that he has."
I’m surprised that your fingers didn’t break off and flee in protest and hypocrisy when you had the unmitigated gall to type: "The University’s professed good intentions cannot excuse its outright racial discrimination any more than such intentions justified the now-denounced arguments of slaveholders and segregationists."
And: "While the University admits that racial discrimination in admissions is not ideal, it asserts that it is a temporary necessity because of the enduring race consciousness of our society. Yet again, the University echoes the hollow justifications advanced by the segregationists.”
Worse: "Unfortunately for the University, the educational benefits flowing from student body diversity– assuming they exist –hardly qualify as a compelling state interest. Indeed, the argument that educational benefits justify racial discrimination was advanced in support of racial segregation in the 1950’s, but emphatically rejected by this Court. And just as the alleged educational benefits of segregation were insufficient to justify racial discrimination then … the alleged educational benefits of diversity cannot justify racial discrimination today.”
Sir, who hurt you?
Are you still bitter over this ridiculous notion you concocted in your mind that you graduating from one of America’s finest law schools “robbed” your “achievement of its true value” because of “racial preference?” Does the NAACP not backing your nomination to the court over presumed direction from the AFL-CIO still keep you up late at night? What is it?
Actually, whatever it is, it’s time to get over it, your inferiority complex, and whatever Black person made you feel like one is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do.
You are hurting everyone else with your personal grudges. The same goes for you voting against the Voting Rights Act. You are an old Black man from rural Georgia and you can’t see the value in section 4 of the VRA? Break your glasses and get new ones.
Or better yet, can you do us all a favor and quit? After all, when you first approached about being a federal judge, you reportedly said that you couldn’t imagine spending the rest of your life on the bench. And although you said you’re honored to be a judge on the Supreme Court, you did say in 2010, “But I wouldn’t say I like it. There’s not much that entices about the job.”
Might you do us all a favor and go find some local Klan chapter to serve as a mascot?
Some have even suggested you run for political office. They are under the impression that you would be the perfect fit. Those people clearly dabble in narcotics and Elmer’s Glue, but hey, I’d rather not watch you on FOX News as a crazy man with white glaze like the rest of the lunatic banshees on there than as someone with actual power to help ruin the progress people far more evolved and stable than you are helped usher in.
Wherever you go, just go.
State Rep. Ryan Winkler, a Democrat from Golden Valley, apologized for tweeting that there were "four accomplices to race discrimination and one Uncle Thomas." He said he didn’t know the history of the term, and for that, he’s sorry.
Well, I’m tagging myself in and I don’t feel sorry for thinking as low of you as most people who know better do.
You are an embarrassment to melanin and an overall nuisance to race relations.
You know, when Syleena Johnson told Nicci Gilbert on R&B Divas "There is a special place in hell for a b*tch like you," she likely knew how you were going to rule in Fisher v. University of Texas. In fact, I hope your personal hell is licking the link from Ronald Reagan’s feet every hour on the hour. Wait, you’d probably like that, wouldn’t you?
Do over: May your hell be having to hand wash Thurgood Marshall’s laundry with your tongue. And for the hell of it, may every Coke can you sip be decorated with pubic hair.
Michael Arceneaux is the author of the “The Weekly Read,” where tough love is served with just a touch of shade. Tweet him at @youngsinick.