I know why conservatives accepted Thomas's claim there was no talk of race during Jim Crow - it's comforting - but their critical thinking skills should've still kicked in and told them it was impossible. Here's Thomas 11 years ago, to the other justices, sounding like me or Obama:
“Aren't you understating the effects of the burning cross? Now, it's my understanding that we had almost 100 years of lynching and activity in the South. The Knights of Camellia and the Ku Klux Klan. And this was a reign of terror and the cross was a symbol of that reign of terror. Isn't that significantly greater than intimidation or a threat?”
When whites twist this narrative, blacks get antsy, and Republicans - especially - should be ashamed for claiming to have been in the trenches before, yet trying to push lies about our country on us today. Lies also about ourselves. You should stop these lies even when a black person tells them. Make a coherent narrative. Like, to keep pretending this all occurred a long time ago, as opposed to it began a long time a go, and only (maybe) ended recently?
Such a ploy's not helpful.
It's obviously a lie - and truly unworthy of Americans,…