[Ads-l] Interesting take on Justice Thomas

James A. Landau JJJRLandau at NETSCAPE.COM
Mon Jan 22 16:35:00 UTC 2018

from the Wikipedia article on the Gullah Language https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gullah_language, quoted without comment

US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas was raised as a Gullah speaker in coastal Georgia. When asked why he has little to say during hearings of the court, he told a high school student that the ridicule he received for his Gullah speech, as a young man, caused him to develop the habit of listening rather than speaking in public.[6] Thomas's English-speaking grandfather raised him after the age of six in Savannah.[7]

[6] "In His Own Words: Justice Clarence Thomas". The New York Times. December 14, 2000. Retrieved April 5, 2010.
[7] Jeffrey Toobin, The Nine, Doubleday 2007, at 106
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