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Justice Clarence Thomas: ‘The Elites & Media’ Are Gentle With Obama Because They Agree With Him

"Any black person who says something that is not the prescribed things that they expect from a black person will be picked apart."

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas (Image source: AP)

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said “the elites and the media” have been gentle with President Barack Obama because he prescribes to the "correct" ideas.

“I always knew is that it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites and the media because anybody that they didn’t agree with, they would take apart,” Thomas said during an April 9 lecture at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

"And that will happen with virtually -- you pick your person, any black person who says something that is not the prescribed things that they expect from a black person will be picked apart," Thomas continued. "You can pick anybody, don’t pick me, pick anyone who has decided not to go along with it; there’s a price to pay. So, I always assumed it would be somebody the media had to agree with."

Thomas' comments came in response to a question about Obama being the first black president.

Although the remarks were made weeks ago, they are just now making the rounds:

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