A History Lesson From Clarence Thomas: Correcting a liberal smear about the conservative Supreme Court justice.

Damon W. Root at Reason: Many of his critics may be too ignorant to know it, but Thomas’ writings are steeped in African-American history and grapple repeatedly with the long shadow cast by slavery and Jim Crow. He may not be a modern liberal, but there is no question that Clarence Thomas is part of a civil rights tradition that started with Frederick Douglass.