Apparently, that whole taboo about the N-word means nothing when liberals get mad and the target of the hateful slur is Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
Liberal Twitter lit up with full-blown denunciations of the longtime black jurist as a “n—-r” – in its original spelling and usage – after the court’s conservative majority delivered a fatal gut punch to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on Friday.
There were almost too many to count. But here is a sample – as well as some reactions from those on the left.
For instance, John Corbett, described by The Washington Times as a retired left-wing Canadian pollster, who goes under the handle @johnVcorbett, labeled Thomas in a tweet “just another dumb field n—-r.”
Another user, a self-proclaimed socialist and environmentalist whose account was Robert Sep Ehr, wrote “If you’re pro-choice and want my support, simply proclaim ‘Clarence Thomas is a N—-R’ and you will receive it.”
Another, whose handle was Bob Falcey, called the justice a “n—-r slave to his white ‘nutcase’ wife.”
Still another, @IndieCat30, added, “doesn’t the n—-r realize his rights are next?” and then added, of course, “I’m not racist either! Just making a point!”
In other examples, “coon” and “Uncle Tom” were also favorites among liberals, while one white user, Abigail Markstein (@Asae), trotted out an old KKK standby, dubbing Thomas a “dirty porchmonkey” and that she was “giving everyone permission to use the n word on him.”
In the wake of such verbal assaults, some on Twitter, including self-described liberals, pointed out how eager their fellow liberals mostly white but also some who are black, seemed overly eager to drop the N-word bomb, with alleged anger over Roe giving them cover.
Commentor Clifton Duncan, who describes himself as an artist and “heterodox liberal,” noted: “You just know most of the people calling Clarence Thomas ‘N—-r’ have a ‘Hate has no home here’ sign on their lawn.”
Another who goes by Guard Ring added, “There’s mad white people who was waiting to call Clarence Thomas a n—-r out loud for years. And they all seem to be BLM liberals.”
And one who goes by Daryl Lee observed, “Call [Barack] Obama a n—-r and see how long it takes you to get a total lifetime ban! The point is Twitter looks the other way on Clarence Thomas and Republicans but would not on a black person from the left. Elon [Musk] is going to have fun with these people and most won’t have a job.”
Barrington Martin II, a black Democratic candidate for Congress in the 2020 Georgia special election, compiled a host of the offensive tweets and blasted them as “racist idiocy,” the Times reported.
“When blacks started calling each other ‘coon’ I knew it would someday be a problem,” Martin tweeted.
“Now we’re seeing white liberals call Justice Thomas ‘n—-r’ and ‘coon’ openly and without prejudice and it’s making me sick to my stomach.”
Maybe, now, we all see who the real racists are.