Clarence Thomas and the Blacks
The appointment of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court may well mark an important moment in the debate over racial policy in America.
For now, of course, the long-term significance of the Thomas confirmation has been obscured by the controversy over last-minute charges that the nominee sexually harassed his subordinate, Anita Hill, while both of them were serving at the Department of Education and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).1 And two other factors have also served to blunt the appointment’s impact.
About the Author
Arch Puddington is director of research at Freedom House and the author, most recently, of Lane Kirkland: Champion of American Labor.