Viewpoint: Says He's Nobody's Slave

But Clarence Thomas has a master: the right wing

It's a good thing that Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson of Louisiana's state supreme court is such a strong-willed and independent thinker. If she had caved in to critics of Clarence Thomas and rescinded her invitation for him to address the National Bar Association in Memphis, Tenn., we would not have heard the remarkable and revealing speech that the only black member of the U.S. Supreme Court delivered last week. Instead of discussing the work of the court or his judicial philosophy, Thomas spent half an hour lambasting the big, bad bullies in the liberal, pro-affirmative action camp for trying to make...

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