That said, I don't agree with expecting people to espouse what I'll call nativistic type policy positions in order to be true to your race. I, personally, think the strongest way to respect and celebrate your own race is to be the best person you can be not just the best (enter race here) person you can be. It's part of the reason, I think, that many Americans supported President Obama, even if they didn't agree with all of his policy positions.
If anything, one could argue that President Obama has been far more an Uncle Tom than Justice Thomas in that African Americans during Obama's Presidency have not benefitted at all and one could argue that his push for immigration reform is to the benefit of his own personal enrichment, legacy, at the direct expense of young black Americans who are the most unemployed and underemployed of any demographic in American society today.
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A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
An image attached to Uncle Tom.
Racist? what do you think...
To XFactor and CanadaJohn, I am not personally arguing if Justice Thomas is or is not a Tom, only how some can argue that he is a Tom.
"And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."
(1) physical characteristics, such as racial ancestry, which a
person does not have control over,
and (2) mental attitude, such as an accommodating approach
toward discrimination, which a person does have control over.
I do not agree, but for the sake of argument let's say you are right.Yes, it's an attitude... an attitude based on racial biases.
Racist motivation cannot turn a non-racist accusation into a racist
one. A racist who is robbed at gunpoint by a Black may legitimately
call his assailant a "low-life scumbag." Armed robbers are low-life scumbags.
Anti-Democracy advocate, Mixed government is the only good government
THE second point to be examined is, whether the [constitutional ]convention were authorized to frame and propose this mixed Constitution.