Ah! Now we understand why the mainstream media and Democrat politicians have ignored actor George Takei going shamelessly where plenty of racist liberals have gone before in calling Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas “a clown in blackface.” It turns out blackface isn’t a racist term (in the context of theater), and besides, Thomas isn’t really black anyway, having “abdicated and abandoned his African American heritage.”
Takei posted this statement to Facebook Thursday night:
A few fans have written wondering whether I intended to utter a racist remark by referring to Justice Thomas as a “clown in blackface.”
“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.
I have expressed my full thoughts on the matter here.
Those are Takei’s full thoughts on the matter? He needs some more to think about then.
“Ahead Douche Factor 9, Mr. Sulu.”