Clarence Thomas Net Worth
Clarence Thomas is an American who serves as a popular associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America. President George H. W. Bush nominated him for the post and he has been serving since 1991. He is the Court’s second-longest-serving African-American member behind Anthony Kennedy, who retired in 2018.
Pin Point, Georgia, was the place of his birth. He was reared by his grandpa in Savannah’s destitute Gullah neighborhood when his father abandoned the family. He grew raised as a fervent Catholic, but he was disturbed by the church’s lack of efforts to fight racism, so he decided to become a priest instead. While attending the College of the Holy Cross and Yale Law School, he gave up his dream of becoming a cleric to pursue further education. His viewpoint moved substantially from progressive to conservative when he was a student at Yale under the influence of conservative writers like Thomas Sowell.
Clarence Thomas Wiki/Biography
Bs orn on 23 June 1948, Clarence Thomas’s age is 74 years as of 2022. He was born and raised in a middle-class devout Catholic Christian family in Pin Point, Georgia, the United States. He is an American by nationality and believes in the Catholic religion.
He completed his early school education at St. Pius X High School and later at St. John Vianney’s Minor Seminary, Isle of Hope. After the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., he says he quit seminary. “Good, I hope the son of a bitch dies,” he had overheard another student remark after the shooting, and he didn’t believe the church was doing enough to address racism.
After that, he enrolled himself at the Conception Seminary College, Missouri. He enrolled at Worcester, Massachusetts’ College of the Holy Cross as a sophomore transfer student on the advice of a nun. He was instrumental in the establishment of the Black Student Union when he was a student there. One time, when several black students were penalized for violating school rules, he walked out of class with other kids to protest the disparity. Black kids were let back into the school by a group of priests. He took part in anti-war protests while in college and saw the riots in Harvard Square in 1970 firsthand. His disenchantment with communist causes and shift to conservatism is attributed to this.