Black, Pro-Life Judge Faces Racial Attack from Celebrities
Actor Samuel L. Jackson attacked Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in a tweet Saturday after the court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Jackson called Thomas "Uncle Clarence," mocking the justice for his opinion in the landmark abortion case.
"How's Uncle Clarence feeling about overturning Loving v. Virginia??!!" Jackson wrote on Twitter.
Loving v. Virginia was the civil rights case that deemed interracial marriage bans unconstitutional. Thomas, a Black man, is married to Ginni Thomas, who is White.
"Uncle Clarence" is likely a derogatory reference to the literary character "Uncle Tom," a slave character often associated with submission to a White ruling class.
Many seemingly defended the comment. "Damn! Samuel Jackson, hot Damn! way to tell him!" one wrote.