A documentary details Thomas’s rise to the high court, where he embraces the concept of “natural law” in the Declaration of Independence.
Thomas saw Boston’s “social experiment” busing program taking black kids to schools in white neighborhoods that were “as bad or worse” than local ones. He found the racial preferences that got him into Yale Law School couldn’t help him find a job afterward. Once believing that black convicts were merely political prisoners, Thomas worked for the Missouri Attorney General’s Office and was exposed firsthand to chronic black-on-black crime. And a stint in the private sector revealed an affirmative action environment where “numbers prove anything,” whether there’s equal opportunity or not.
Politically transformed, Thomas joined the Reagan administration because of his admiration of a president who stood up to the liberals’ “have theory-add people” social engineering policies. Initially reluctant to become a judge — he had to be convinced that a lifetime appointment wasn’t a lifetime commitment — he quickly grew to love his ability to help interpret the law.
— Read on thehill.com/opinion/judiciary/482893-clarence-thomas-breaks-his-silence-in-theaters-nationwide