Clarence Thomas, Living Proof of the American Dream

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)
A new PBS documentary, Created Equal, shows how Thomas went from abject poverty to his seat on the Supreme Court.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n another era or a different political climate, Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas would be one of the most admired and acclaimed figures in American public life. Instead, he mostly flies under the radar, reviled by the Left and often underappreciated by the Right.

A new PBS documentary, Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, probably won’t change that, but it will give anyone who watches it new appreciation for his unbelievable success, a testament to what men are capable of. Thomas is the kind of man who would be hailed as living proof of the American dream were his

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