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Clarence Thomas Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Oct 2020
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When I was a kid, we said that we were precluded from going to certain neighborhoods because of the color of our skin Now the neighborhoods are the neighborhoods of ideas, youre not supposed to be there because of the color of your skin.
When you look at where the real problems are among minorities in our society, particularly blacks, it's at the bottom. It's the people who are in school systems that don't educate, neighborhoods where there is a lot of crime, drugs, the whole bit.
We've talked more about civil rights after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 than we talked about it before 1964.
Unfortunately, the reality was that, for political reasons or whatever, there was a need to enforce antidiscrimination laws, or at least there was a perceived need to do that.
The thing that bothered me when I was in college was that I saw myself rejecting the way of life that got me to where I was.
The myths that are created about the South, about the way we grew up, about black people, are wrong.
Oh, I don't think Tom Sowell would tell anybody to join the administration. That's not his style. But I think his attitude has always been if it had to be done he'd prefer me to do it than somebody else.
It really bugs me that someone will tell me, after I spent 20 years being educated, how I'm supposed to think.
I' been very partial to Malcolm X, particularly his self-help teachings.
I was sympathetic to virtually all groups that wanted to get away from the old system.
I think, though, if I had to look at the role of government and what it does in people's lives, I see the EEOC as having much more legitimacy than the others, if properly run.
I think segregation is bad, I think it's wrong, it's immoral. I'd fight against it with every breath in my body, but you don't need to sit next to a white person to learn how to read and write. The NAACP needs to say that.
I think Juan stopped short - he got halfway to the destination and got off the train. He is certainly an excellent writer and a good person, but I'm not a nationalist.
I tend to really be partial to Ayn Rand, and to The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
I have to admit that I'm one of those people that thinks the dishwasher is a miracle.
I don't know one of my friends who is considered a conservative who has not had to go back and thoroughly think through everything. You do a lot of soul-searching - 'cause we are not going to win any popularity contests.
I don't believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights, not group rights.
I do think that our freedoms are at risk.
I certainly have some very strong libertarian leanings, yes.
Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.
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