Ryan T. Anderson, formerly of the Heritage Foundation, recently learned that Amazon removed his book, When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement. Anderson and others call the book a thoughtful discussion of problems with the transgender movement.
Now Amazon has removed another product the company apparently doesn’t like. The online retail giant has removed from its streaming service a documentary about Justice Clarence Thomas, “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” which was released on January 31. Justice Thomas talks about his life and his rough journey to the high court after a former colleague, Anita Hill, accused him of sexually harassing her on the job.
The irony is that Amazon is suppressing a documentary about a black man sitting on the Supreme Court, a distinguished accomplishment, during Black History Month.
Breitbart noted that Amazon created an “Amplify Black Voices” page, which contains a collection of videos to honor Black History Month. But Amazon is choosing not to amplify Justice Thomas’s “black voice.”
Amazon has made a significant effort to celebrate black voices on its site during Black History Month, including films of Thurgood Marshall and even Anita Hill, but can’t find any space for a documentary on our only sitting black Supreme Court justice? This makes no sense at all, other than Amazon made a decision to not show this film because Justice Thomas is a black justice who has conservative views.
Big Tech’s war against conservatives will continue, and conservatives will have to begin the hard work of creating their own platforms to host their videos and articles.