Clarence Thomas: Society Will Become ‘Fatigued’ With Everyone Playing a Victim


Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, during a Library of Congress interview, slammed a culture of people who believe themselves to be victims of hardship.

Thomas made the observation in relating a story about a young black woman he had encountered. She said, ‘I’m really tired of having to play the role of being black. I just want to go to school.’ And I think at some point, we’re going to be fatigued with everybody being the victim,” Thomas said in the interview.

“When I was a kid, there were tons of people who were in really bad circumstances. My grandfather would not let us wallow in that… he never saw himself as a victim,” Thomas said.

The justice offered praise for his grandfather during the interview, calling him “the single greatest human being I have ever met.”

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