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Crippled America,
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United,
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The Truths We Hold,
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Smart on Crime,
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Guide to Political Revolution,
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Where We Go From Here,
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Promise Me, Dad ,
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Conscience of a Conservative,
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Two Paths,
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Every Other Monday,
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Courage is Contagious,
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Shortest Way Home,
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The Book of Joe ,
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Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Books by and about the 2016 presidential election
What Happened ,
by Hillary Clinton (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Hard Choices,
by Hillary Clinton (2014)
Becoming ,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

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My Grandfather`s Son: A Memoir, by Clarence Thomas


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Click here for 28 full quotes from Clarence Thomas in the book My Grandfather`s Son, by Clarence Thomas.
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 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Civil Rights
    Preferential policies should apply to disadvantaged whites.
    Affirmative action forever discounts black achievements.
    Affirmative action has stigmatizing effects.
    Analyzed and advocated unpopular positions on race.
    Questions "adverse impact": blacks can catch up with whites.
    Black problems should be solved by blacks.
    Black problems should be solved by blacks.
    Improve black lives, consistent with conservative values.
    Censure Bob Jones University for interracial dating ban.
    EEOC had difficulty enforcing equal opportunity laws.
Crime
    As radical, imprisoned blacks were political prisoners.
    In criminal-appeals, saw blacks were not political prisoners.
Education
    In high school, considered journalism or priesthood.
    Graduated high school with strong discipline & strong grades.
    School vouchers preferable to busing & welfare.
    Focus on improving black colleges, not desegregation.
Families & Children
    As child, worked on family oil truck & family farm.
Government Reform
    1980: Voted for Reagan & against ever-larger government.
    Judge's role is to interpret law, not to make policy choices.
Principles & Values
    Raised by grandfather in Geechee culture.
    Raised in both rural poverty and urban squalor.
    Learned standard English only in high school.
    If Church had been more anti-racist, I'd be a priest.
    Early member of Black Student Union at Holy Cross.
    Member of Black Republican Congressional Staff Association.
    A poor Southern black child CAN make it to Supreme Court.
    Sexual misconduct is age-old accusation against black men.
Welfare & Poverty
    Opposed to welfare as the "ruination" of blacks.


The above quotations are from My Grandfather`s Son: A Memoir, by Clarence Thomas.

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