Samuel L. Jackson rips ‘Uncle Clarence’ Thomas in racial attack on Supreme Court justice
Actor Samuel L. Jackson attacked Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in a tweet Saturday after the court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Jackson called Thomas “Uncle Clarence,” mocking the justice for his opinion in the landmark abortion case.
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“How’s Uncle Clarence feeling about overturning Loving v. Virginia??!!” Jackson wrote on Twitter.
Loving v. Virginia was the civil rights case that deemed interracial marriage bans unconstitutional. Thomas, a Black man, is married to Ginni Thomas, who is White.
“Uncle Clarence” is likely a derogatory reference to the literary character “Uncle Tom,” a slave character often associated with submission to a White ruling class.
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Jackson is not the only person to make the recent Supreme Court ruling a racial issue.
Samuel L. Jackson attends The 75th Annual Tony Awards on June 12, 2022 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
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Members of the Congressional Black Caucus are urging President Biden to declare a national emergency after the Supreme Court voted to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The decision shifted the legality of abortion to states, about two dozen of which have so-call “trigger laws” outlawing or restricting abortion, so the members want Biden to intervene.
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“Every day we wait to respond is a day wasted in mitigating the public health crisis that Roe’s dismantling will catalyze,” the members said in a letter.
Associate Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
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In a concurring opinion, Thomas pitched the possibility of revisiting multiple other key rulings on same-sex marriage and contraception in the aftermath of overturning Roe v. Wade.