George Takei unleashed a racist rant against Clarence Thomas, sneering that the Supreme Court justice is a "clown in blackface." The Star Trek actor on Monday fumed, "[Thomas] is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn't belong there.""Mr. Sulu" then 'splained elsewhere,
“Blackface” is a lesser known theatrical term for a white actor who blackens his face to play a black buffoon. In traditional theater lingo, and in my view and intent, that is not racist. It is instead part of a racist history in this country.Gee, that really helps. (sarcasm) Finally, the racism trek ended, fortunately (for his career), see NBC, George Takei Apologizes for Calling Clarence Thomas 'Clown in Blackface'. But why did it take so long?