Beyond the physical appearance, blackness is cultural, and Thomas doesn't live in that neighborhood any more.
It doesn't make him a lesser man, just someone who no longer relates to the mainstream black community.
brotherbrown | Homepage | 11.02.05 - 2:49 pm | #
That's a comment on the post Clarence Thomas Is Not Black?
Trifling mess like this gets on my nerves. People (read black and white liberals and black folk who claim to be independent but can't stop talking about how bad the GOP is) will says things like this about any black person who doesn't hold the what are considered to be the correct political views for black folk.
Y'all can take a long walk off of a short pier.
I normally don't bother with this mess, I let the life I live show this sentiment for the racist dribble that it is. But I've been reading of others making excuses for the attacks on Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele and of Steve Gilliard's reprehensible behavior (documented here) for days and I've just about had it. Understand this people, you can make all kinds of claims that you want about who's black and who's not based on political affiliation but at the end of the day black folk will be black folk. True black folk are whoever and whatever they happen to be. True black folk believe whatever they damn well please. None of this trifling identity politics mess will change that.
Alright, rant over. Now back to my usual mild mannered self.