Former DNC Chief Keith Ellison Compares Clarence Thomas To ‘Django Unchained’ Character

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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Minnesota Attorney General and former DNC chair Keith Ellison compared Clarence Thomas to a sycophantic slave during an interview Monday.

Ellison sat down with Michigan Chronicle to discuss the Supreme Court’s recent decision to strike down race-based college admissions and argued that Justice Thomas should be impeached due to his relationship with Republican donor Harlan Crow.

“Harlan Crow basically controls Clarence Thomas and [Justice Samuel] Alito and [Chief Justice John] Roberts are both swimming in money from special interests and you know, maybe we can pass an ethical standard for them so that they can’t be so obviously bought off by outside interests speaking of Justice Clarence Thomas,” Ellison said.

Ellison then the justice to Samuel L. Jackson’s character Stephen from Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 film “Django Unchained,” a loyal house slave who works with Leonardo DiCaprio’s villainous plantation owner to keep other slaves in check.

“Well Clarence Thomas, anybody who’s watched the movie ‘Django,’ just watch Stephen and you see Clarence Thomas,” Ellison told anchor Andre Ash. “Clarence Thomas is — has decided that his best personal interests is siding with the powerful and the special interests, regardless as to who they’re going to hurt. He’s like, ‘I’m looking out for me, and I don’t care nothing about you, and but I’m on the Supreme Court so it’s my job to look out for you.’ So he’s abdicating his responsibility.”

“He has abdicated it a long time ago. When he got in office, he was this way he’s this way now, maybe he’s worse now,” Ellison continued. “So, Clarence Thomas needs to be impeached. Clarence Thomas is illegitimate, and has no basis in the job the he’s in, and it’s a lesson to us as African Americans. What is the lesson? We all thought, ‘Well he’s a black man, raised in the Deep South, he knows what racism, segregation is, he knows what affirmative action is, he’s going to come around one day.’ Understand that it’s not a matter of pigment. It’s not what’s on your skin, but what’s in your mind.” (RELATED: More Black Americans Support SCOTUS’ Affirmative Action Ruling Than Oppose It: POLL)

The Supreme Court ruled in June that race-based college admissions are unconstitutional. Thomas slammed affirmative action in his opinion, calling it an “insult to individual achievement and cancerous to young minds seeking to push through barriers.”

“It is an immutable fact that every time the government uses racial criteria to ‘bring the races together,’ someone gets excluded, and the person excluded suffers an injury solely because of his or her race,” Thomas wrote.