Quotation by Kimberly Crenshaw

The confirmation of Clarence Thomas, one of the most conservative voices to be added to the [Supreme] Court in recent memory, carries a sobering message for the African- American community.... As he begins to make his mark upon the lives of African Americans, we must acknowledge that his successful nomination is due in no small measure to the support he received from black Americans.
Kimberly Crenshaw (b. 1959), African American author. Race-ing Justice, En-gendering Power, ch. 14 (1992).

Thomas, an African American Supreme Court Justice appointed by President George Bush, had taken many stands traditionally opposed by liberals; for example, he opposed affirmative action and abortion rights and supported the death penalty.
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