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Justice Thomas: Many black
communities in decline

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:JoniTx, 4/10/2013 11:50:38 AM

PITTSBURGH – Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Tuesday he is heartbroken over the persistent poverty and social troubles among many black communities but has no answers on how to solve these problems. Thomas spoke to an appreciative audience at Duquesne Law School in Pittsburgh. The crowd of about 1,200 people responded with both applause and laughter as he discussed politics, the makeup of the Supreme Court, race, and his own struggles to find his path in life. Thomas said he doesn’t bear any ill-will toward other people who hold views sharply different from his.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mickturn, 4/10/2013 12:10:41 PM     (No. 9268642)

Of course, they have sold their soul to the Liberals and those same people are destroying the Blacks as quickly as they can.

Where do they think the Eugenics for Blacks came from...Liberals! Now they are just doing the same thing different ways...giving Blacks a reason to self destruct!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: belwhatter, 4/10/2013 12:28:37 PM     (No. 9268681)

It was heartening to see a gathering of prominent black conservatives take the air waves on Hannity, and inspired by Dr.Carson. Judge Thomas must be encouraged to see them speaking out - he has been in a lonely position for too long.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: grambo, 4/10/2013 12:39:37 PM     (No. 9268711)

When the government check replaced the father in black households, it was not just the end of the family unit, it was the beginning of a permanent black dependent underclass, which was just fine with the Democrats because that guaranteed their voter base.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: STLstudent, 4/10/2013 12:56:51 PM     (No. 9268771)

I live in a community that is 70% black. Black communities are in decline for so many reasons, but it can be surmised in the observation -- modern American black culture is sick. The attitudes, the worldview, and the behaviors are all sick, but we cannot talk about it because that would be racist.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Japanorama, 4/10/2013 1:44:17 PM     (No. 9268876)

This is hope and change, no doubt.

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