Justice Clarence Thomas, a stalwart conservative on the Supreme Court, has once again taken a stand for equality and constitutional principles. In his concurring opinion, Justice Thomas skillfully dismantles the left’s flawed belief in “equity” and “racial determinism.”
Justice Thomas is a national treasure.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) June 29, 2023
With his characteristic wisdom and clarity, Justice Thomas reminds us that our nation’s racial problems cannot be solved by policies rooted in affirmative action or the notion of equity. He rightly asserts that true equality lies in treating all individuals equally before the law, without regard to their race. It is refreshing to see a justice who understands that the solution to racial division cannot be found in further racial division.
Furthermore, Justice Thomas exposes the left’s racist mindset when it comes to different races. He astutely points out that all racial categories are mere stereotypes and that individuals within the same race have diverse experiences and viewpoints. It is a shame that the left refuses to acknowledge this reality and continues to perpetuate racial identity as the defining characteristic of a person.
Moreover, Justice Thomas boldly criticizes his fellow justices’ flawed views on affirmative action and their misinterpretation of the Constitution. He rightfully challenges Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson’s belief that all blacks are victims, arguing that it undermines individual achievement and perpetuates a sense of victimhood. Justice Thomas reminds us that individuals are defined by their choices and accomplishments, not by the barriers they face or their race.
In his enlightening 58-page opinion, Justice Thomas concludes that the great failure of our country was slavery and its lasting impact, and the tragic failure of the Court was its misinterpretation of the Reconstruction Amendments. He emphasizes that we should not repeat these mistakes by prioritizing present arrangements over constitutional principles. He reiterates that universities’ admissions policies, driven by a desire to achieve a specific racial mix, are unconstitutional and run counter to our nation’s commitment to equality.
Justice Clarence Thomas is a beacon of reason and constitutional fidelity. His concurring opinion serves as a much-needed reminder that true equality can only be achieved by treating all individuals as individuals, rather than succumbing to the left’s divisive narratives based on race. It is refreshing to see a justice who refuses to bow to political correctness and who upholds the principles upon which this great nation was founded.