Summary of Corey Robin's The Enigma of Clarence Thomas

by   Everest Media (Author)
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#1 The classic American autobiography narrates a pilgrim’s progress, originating in chaos and ending in clarity. But for Clarence Thomas, his life story is more like an un-ironic Henry Adams, never reaching illumination and mastery.

#2 In American autobiographies, the countryside is often a place of horror, while the city is an answer to the rural. However, this is not the case in African American autobiographies, where the city is often a source of racism and hostility.

#3 Thomas’s dislike of black liberals stems from the fact that he believes they are the product of light-skinned privilege. He believes that because light-skinned black elites have the skills and cultural capital to represent the race, they see themselves as the public face and natural leaders of the black community.

#4 After moving from rural Pin Point to urban Savannah, Thomas attended all-male Holy Cross in 1968, one of nineteen black men recruited by the legendary Father John Brooks. His peers were far more hostile towards him than he was towards them.

Publication date
August 08, 2022
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