Nothing brings out racism on the left like a conservative Black man. This latest move makes it hard to imagine any other motivation.
Amazon has apparently removed a documentary about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from its streaming platform during Black History Month, according to The Federalist. The PBS documentary, “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” appears to have been made unavailable as other titles are featured for the yearly commemoration.
The publication noted that Amazon’s message indicated “This video is currently unavailable to watch in your location,” when the reporter tried to select it in Denver. However, other outlets were reporting the same phenomenon across the nation.
It’s hard to understand why the life story of America’s only sitting Black Supreme Court justice—a story that has been so inspirational to so many—has been removed from Amazon Prime during Black History Month. What’s going on, Amazon?https://t.co/6taxEJ3BCe
— Kay C. James (@KayColesJames) February 27, 2021
The documentary was widely lauded at the time of its initial release last April when it aired on PBS. “It is a marvel of filmmaking that two hours pass so quickly. At the end of a screening I recently attended, there weren’t many dry eyes in the room,” Washington Post Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Kathleen Parker wrote about it at the time. “Thomas is an American hero,” she said. Audiences also loved it enough to give it a 99% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Still included for viewing with Prime membership are two titles about Anita Hill who had accused Thomas of sexual harassment during his confirmation hearings. Also featured for Black History Month is “All In: The Fight For Democracy,” with Stacey Abrams about voter suppression, which some, including Abrams, had blamed for her 2018 gubernatorial defeat.
Thomas called his 1991 confirmations hearings a “high-tech lynching” because of the way he was treated by lawmakers set on barring the conservative black justice from being confirmed. “I mean, come on, we know what this is all about,” Thomas said in a more recent clip from the now-removed documentary. “This is the wrong black guy. He has to be destroyed, just say it.”
Perhaps this was an oversight by the corporation. Or, perhaps it is part of a problematic purge on the part of the corporation that included the removal of “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment,” a book critical of transgenderism, according to the Independent.
Justice Thomas has served the court honorably for decades, and as a black man doing so should be afforded the proper respect during Black History Month. Removing a documentary that treats him favorably can only be explained by the fact that Thomas was right — only minorities who buy into the left’s race-baiting agenda will ever be properly honored.