“You’re fired!” That’s what thousands of outraged students said to Justice Clarence Thomas. Thomas was set to co-teach a course in Constitutional law at George Washington University. Oh, the irony. Only students on campus had something to say about that. And that something was: get out, we don’t want you.
So, a petition was circulated, gathering more than 11,000 signatures of disdainful students who let the Justice know that in their opinions, he should look for another teaching job. And who can blame them? Would YOU want to sit through a class taught by Clarence Thomas, embittered Supreme Court Justice, wife to an insurrectionist?
These students sure didn’t. And with this petition, they let the school know of their rejection of Thomas and his crazed alt-right politics. And their wish to oust Thomas came true.
Gregory Maggs, the man who co-taught the class with Thomas, sent out an email. Here is what it said: “Justice Thomas has informed me that he is unavailable to co-teach the seminar this fall.”
“The seminar has not been canceled, but I will now be the sole instructor.” Bye-bye, Clarence dear. It is definitely worth noting that Thomas had co-taught this class for years. But he won’t be teaching it this year, thanks to these students.
Although Thomas did not cite the petition as the reason for pulling back from the teaching gig, many people think that is the reason. Who wants to teach a class where all your pupils hate your guts? I imagine the choice to pull back was inevitable for Thomas. Hasta la Vista, Clarence Thomas!