In October of 1991, then Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas faced a contentious Senate hearing that focused on allegations made by a former subordinate, Anita Hill. She claimed that Thomas sexually harassed her in several ways, including making references to a pubic hair on a coke can and supposedly praising a porn star.
This week, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers was not the only person exposed as a racist. U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) qualified for his racism card this week when he stated on a New Nation of Islam radio show that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is an “Uncle Tom.” He reiterated the incendiary charge in an interview with CNN.
Arlen Specter, former Jewish and moderate Republican U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania is dead at 82. He was one of a kind due to his religion, his party, his moderation and his votes.