Power, Poverty, & Politics — What America Can Learn from Clarence Thomas

In this episode of Star Parker’s Power, Poverty, & Politics podcast, she talked about Justice Clarence Thomas’s recent speech at the University of Notre Dame on the Declaration of Independence.

Star called his presentation “a brilliant and profound articulation of what America is about at its core.”

Justice Thomas shared his personal story and how his life’s journey led him to understand the beauty of America. Raised by his grandparents, he grew up poor. His grandfather understood that the injustices in the country were about the flaws in people not living up to the country’s ideals, not in the country itself. Justice Thomas said he was filled with a sense of bitterness when he left his grandparents’ house to attend college during the civil rights movement and in the wake of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.

Justice Thomas considered America irredeemable, flawed, and racist.

But he had a change of heart. Why? And how does the Declaration of Independence come into play?

Listen to the episode here or on Spotify, Apple, iHeart Radio, Amazon Music, or Stitcher to find out more.

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