Clarence Thomas, arguably the most conservative justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, may be known for his silence on the bench during oral arguments, but now he’s speaking out.
In the upcoming documentary, “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words,” Thomas describes his faith, his political awakening, his judicial philosophy, and the role that race has played in his life, offering viewers rare insight into the mind of a justice known for his reticence on the public stage.
“‘This is the wrong black guy, he has to be destroyed,’” Thomas says at one point in the film, characterizing those who opposed his nomination to the Supreme Court nomination in 1991. “Just say it. And now at least we’re honest with each other.” Remembering the moment that Anita Hill’s allegations that he had sexually harassed her were made public, Thomas says, that’s when “all heck broke loose.”
The film was produced by Manifold Productions, which is led by Michael Pack, a conservative filmmaker who has worked with Steve Bannon. In 2018, Donald Trump nominated Pack to be the head of the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
“Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words” is set to air in May 2020 on PBS.
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