Actor Samuel L. Jackson on Friday launched a racial attack against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas after the court overruled abortion decisions in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, effectively kicking abortion restrictions back to the states.
“How’s Uncle Clarence feeling about Overturning Loving v Virginia??!!” Jackson posted to Twitter.
“Uncle Clarence” seems to be a reference to “Uncle Tom,” a racial term often used to slander black Americans who buck the mainstream narrative. Merriam-Webster defines “Uncle Tom” as “a Black person who is overeager to win the approval of whites.”
In the same tweet, Jackson took another racial shot at Thomas, apparently for marrying a white woman, Ginni Thomas. Loving v. Virginia, decided in 1967, struck down state laws banning interracial marriages.
Thomas notably wrote in his concurrence to Justice Samuel Alito’s majority opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that the high court “should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell,” The Daily Wire reported.
“We have a duty to ‘correct the error’ established in those precedents,” Thomas said. “After overruling these demonstrably erroneous decisions, the question would remain whether other constitutional provisions guarantee the myriad rights that our substantive due process cases have generated.”
Obergefell v. Hodges, decided in 2015, found that the right to marry was guaranteed to same-sex couples.
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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