A number of left-wing media outlets have come under fire for their recent attacks on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, with some accusing them of racism.
The attacks began after Thomas voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide. In the wake of the decision, some commentators on MSNBC and CNN accused Thomas of being a “black white supremacist” and a “sellout.”
These attacks were widely condemned by both Democrats and Republicans, with many calling them racist and divisive.
“It is deeply offensive to suggest that Justice Thomas is a black white supremacist,” said Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C. “He is a proud American who has served his country with distinction.”
“The attacks on Justice Thomas are not only wrong, but they are also dangerous,” said Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla. “They contribute to a climate of hatred and division that is tearing our country apart.”
The attacks on Thomas come at a time when the country is already deeply divided along racial lines. In recent years, there has been a rise in hate crimes against black people, and a number of high-profile cases of police brutality have further inflamed tensions.
The attacks on Thomas are a reminder of the deep-seated racism that still exists in America. They also show how the media can play a role in perpetuating that racism.
It is important to call out these attacks for what they are: racist and divisive. We must not allow the media to sow hatred and division in our country.
To learn more about Rasicm in the Media read this article from Fox News. An excerpt of the article has been copied below:
Senate Judiciary Democrats have joined Republicans in unanimously approving a measure that formally condemns the sort of racist attacks against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas used recently by progressive pundits and elected Democrat officials.
Last week during a committee meeting to debate a Supreme Court ethics bill, Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., requested that an amendment be adopted that would condemn inflammatory remarks made by Democrat lawmakers and media personalities who have targeted the Black conservative jurist.
That amendment, eventually voted through by every Republican and Democrat on the committee, states that Congress “condemns all racial attacks and comments leveled against any current or former Supreme Court Justice, including Justice Thomas, including those likening him to an ‘Uncle Tom' figure or any other repugnant stereotype …”