Everyone is growing sick of the divisive anthem protests.
President Trump has said that owners should remove players from the field if they kneel, and Vice President Pence walked out when players knelt during an Indianapolis Cults game.
Now Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas put the disrespectful NFL players on blast in the most genius way.
Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest has carried on into this season – even though he’s not in the league anymore.
And apparently, he’s had such an “impact” on racial inequality, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History gave him a special display featuring the items he wore during his anthem protests.
But you know who doesn’t have a display in the Smithsonian? Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who grew up in the Jim Crow south.
Justice Thomas rarely gives interviews, but he did recently appear on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show and expressed that he didn’t mind not having his own display.
But he did share his genius thoughts on the anthem protests.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas appeared on Fox News for a rare television interview Wednesday night, where he expressed concern about societal cohesion in view of protests staged by professional athletes during the national anthem.
“What binds us? What do we all have in common anymore?” Thomas asked.
The justice suggested that the player protests erode public faith in symbols and shared commitments, exacerbating existing tensions along various social lines.
“When I was a kid, even as we had laws that held us apart there were things that we held dear that we all had in common,” he added.
Thomas was born in Georgia’s coastal lowlands among Creolite gullah-speakers, and was raised by his grandparents in Jim Crow Savannah.
Thomas wrote extensively about his family’s experience in the segregated south in his memoir, “My Grandfather’s Son.”
Elsewhere in the interview, Thomas praised his grandparents for their fortitude during the heady days of white supremacy, suggesting contemporary activists could benefit from their example.
Thomas made the comments on Laura Ingraham’s new Fox primetime program “The Ingraham Angle.” Ingraham clerked for the justice shortly after graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law.”
He also said newcomer Justice Neil Gorsuch was “outstanding”.
You can watch the interview here.
JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS FULL ONE-ON-ONE EXPLOSIVE INTERVIEW WITH LAURA I… https://t.co/dQNgH1AARf
— CA PATRIOT (@Cutiepi2u) November 3, 2017
It’s unfortunate that one of the most respected men in the country doesn’t give interviews very often. He’s a voice of reason that we could use right now.