Justice Clarence Thomas On Faith, Race And His Court Colleagues

Hear from the Justice who rarely speaks from the bench talk at the National Archives on 9/12.
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I was -- and you you talk about a minority within a minority. And art with thick black Catholic and Savannah Georgia. You know -- your -- that it affected your self esteem to be -- never affected. And it actually no and I'll. Because from day one we knew we repeat. It sets. The nuns that so my grandfathers -- so and by golly the declaration of independence -- I grew up in religious environment and I'm proud I was going to be a priest and Prada. -- I thank god I believe in god or I would probably be enormously angry right. And we -- is my grandfather's that we all we're going to be raised. In the ways of slavery. And that's the way we were rates on four. Very hard life. But it is a life. Is in a way of life of which I'm enormously. That the it is not been any moment in my life but I've had nothing but the greatest pride in the people. Who grew up under most difficult circumstances. With the dignity that is unmatched in this city and any of the great cities in this country. It's almost as though it is they nobility of humanity. Simply because of the dignity with which state. For the the the negatives that put in -- way and the harshness of life. I've been there and down through a number of members who. And in the years I've been there I honestly come away thinking that every member. Really wants to make it work. They really every single man. -- you don't agree with each other but somehow they agreed that this is more important than we and we've got to make this thing --

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