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ANDREW PEYTON THOMAS is a graduate of the Harvard Law School, and was a legal assistant for the Boston NAACP. He has written for the Wall Street Journal, Weekly Standard, National Review, and other publications, and is the author of Crime and the Sacking of America: The Roots of Chaos. Mr. Thomas lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife and three children.
In this unauthorized biography, the most authoritative ever written about the controversial Supreme Court Justice, Andrew Peyton Thomas (no relation) explores Clarence Thomas’ remarkable rise from a childhood of poverty in segregated Georgia to the nation’s highest court. In his attempt to understand what drives the elusive and sometimes enigmatic Justice, the author located and conducted the first-ever interview with Clarence Thomas’ father, as well as interviews with his mother, sister, and other relatives and friends.
In 2002, Kiwi Camara, a Filipino-American at Harvard Law School, joined most of his classmates in posting his class outlines for the previous year on the school web site. Controversy ensued because some found aspects of Camara’s shorthand racially insensitive. In response, school administrators proposed a speech code.