[Ed. – Oh, so Justice Clarence Thomas is just a “black buffoon.” Well, at least Takei spelled it correctly. And yes, I double-checked the Facebook post before making that assertion.]
In a local television interview after the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision legalizing same sex marriage in all 50 states, Takei referred to the black Justice (who was one of the 4) as a “clown in blackface.” In a follow-up Facebook post Friday, Takei said “that is not racist,” that he instead meant that Thomas is a “black buffoon” and a traitor to his race:
“Blackface” is a lesser known theatrical term for a white actor who blackens his face to play a black buffoon. In traditional theater lingo, and in my view and intent, that is not racist. It is instead part of a racist history in this country.
I feel Justice Thomas has abdicated and abandoned his African American heritage by claiming slavery did not strip dignity from human beings. He made a similar remark about the Japanese American internment, of which I am a survivor. A sitting Justice of the Supreme Court ought to know better.
Takei isn’t only a racist, he’s an idiot and a liar.