Dem. Lawmaker Backs Off Comments about Clarence Thomas’ Interracial Marriage, Still Calls Him ‘Uncle Tom’

by Andrew Johnson

Alabama state representative Alvin Holmes is no fan of Clarence Thomas. On Tuesday, the same day Thomas told an audience he is treated worse by “northern liberal elites” than he was growing up in the segregated South, Holmes took to the statehouse floor to make disparaging comments about the Supreme Court justice’s marriage to a white woman.

Via the Decatur Daily’s Mary Sell and the Anniston Star’s Tim Lockette:

After leaving the floor, Holmes, who is black, tried to walk back his comments about Thomas’s marriage, but maintained that the only black Supreme Court Justice is an “Uncle Tom.”