It’s a good day to be Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Over the weekend Thomas was honored with an exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. The acknowledgment comes one year after the Washington D.C. Museum opened.
Justice Thomas is one of the most prominent African-Americans in American legal history. He views tend to be conservative, however, causing many liberals to despise him. The museum snubbed Clarence when it first opened, choosing instead to focus on Anita Hill. Hill famously accused the justice of sexual harassment.
“As much as I am grateful for the museum and its efforts… I believe the museum has made a mistake by omitting the enormous legacy and impact of Justice Thomas,” Sen. Ted Cruz opined last year.
Critics complained until museum organizers were forced to recognize Clarence. It’s ridiculous that an African American culture museum located in Washington D.C. in of all places neglected the justice’s legacy.
“To be clear, I am not petitioning for a partisan hagiography of Justice Thomas, nor am I asking that everything critical of him be excluded,” Cruz continued.
“I am simply requesting that a fair and accurate portrayal of his powerful story be included, for the great benefit of millions of future museum-goers. I became deeply disturbed upon learning that Justice Thomas’s moving story… are not even mentioned…”
The new exhibit features Justice Clarence and Thurgood Marshall.
(Source: Daily Mail)