George Takei is trying to walk back his racist rant against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
It's a little hard to take back calling Justice Thomas a "clown in blackface."
Here's video of Takei's ugly remarks:
Now, he expects a lame post on Facebook to suffice as an adequate apology for his incredibly demeaning and racist statements. Takei claims his "clown in blackface" comment wasn't actually racist.
From Scott Whitlock, NewsBusters:
Four days after a racist rant against Clarence Thomas, George Takei apologized and insisted his comments were not meant to be bigoted. The Star Trek actor took to Facebook and began, “I owe an apology.”Oh, I see.
...On Facebook Takei attempted to justify his remarks:
I recently was asked by a reporter about Justice Clarence Thomas’s dissent in the marriage equality cases, in which he wrote words that really got under my skin, by suggesting that the government cannot take away human dignity through slavery, or though internment. In my mind that suggested that this meant he felt the government therefore shouldn’t be held accountable, or should do nothing in the face of gross violations of dignity. When asked by a reporter about the opinion, I was still seething, and I referred to him as a “clown in blackface” to suggest that he had abdicated and abandoned his heritage. This was not intended to be racist, but rather to evoke a history of racism in the theatrical arts. While I continue to vehemently disagree with Justice Thomas, the words I chose, said in the heat of anger, were not carefully considered.The remarks were “not intended to be racist,” but only to “evoke a history of racism in the theatrical arts? “Would a conservative be able to get away with that?
As long as Takei says he didn't intend his remarks to be racist then they aren't racist.
Takei's effort to justify what he said falls flat.
Calling Justice Thomas a "clown in blackface" is a terrible insult. It's racist. Period.
So, will Takei receive the same treatment that Donald Trump has received?
Why are attacks on Clarence Thomas permitted?
The Leftists' treatment of Justice Thomas is truly disgraceful. And racist.