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Watch Online Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words

(207) 7.8 116 min 2020

Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words is a movie starring Clarence Thomas, Joe Biden, and Anita Hill. A controversial figure, loved by some, reviled by others, few know much more than a few headlines and the recollections...

Starring
Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, Ginni Thomas, Joe Biden
Genres
Documentary
Director
Michael Pack

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Quality 480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres Documentary
Director Michael Pack
Writer Michael Pack
Stars Anita Hill, Clarence Thomas, Ginni Thomas, Joe Biden
Country USA
Runtime 1H 56M
Description A controversial figure, loved by some, reviled by others, few know much more than a few headlines and the recollections of his contentious confirmation battle with Anita Hill. A story truly and fully, without cover-ups or distortions.

Top reviews

Tuesday, 04 Aug 2020 03:18

Watching Clarence Thomas's first two terms in the Supreme Court, I found it impossible to take my eyes off him. This was an interesting collection of interviews from the 1980s, as Clarence Thomas was beginning to realize the error of his ways. The fact that this wasn't an official film is a testament to its effectiveness. Thomas's extraordinary talent is even more impressive when you consider the late 70s and early 80s, where he had the best chances of a Supreme Court nomination. The title is misleading, as Thomas was not "equal" with any of the justices on the bench. He was "equal" with Justice Potter Stewart, who, despite being a minority, managed to become the most famous justice. Thomas's rise was most likely due to the fact that Stewart was an average-looking, white male who made a lot of noise. One can only wonder what Thomas would have been like if he had been more closely related to Justice Potter Stewart. For example, the other justices would have looked like Justice William O. Douglas, who was almost a clone of Stewart. Another similarity is the fact that both Stewart and Thomas, like Justice Potter Stewart, were male. In fact, Thomas was the first Justice appointed by a black man (James Garfield) and Stewart was the first Justice appointed by a female (Clarence Thomas). In fact, Thomas was the first Chief Justice to be appointed by a man, when he was appointed by Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist (Fritz Von Lohmann). When you watch this, you'll see that Thomas was one of the best Chief Justices, and perhaps the greatest Chief Justice in American history.
Saturday, 11 Jul 2020 07:39

The movie is based on the memoir of Clarence Thomas by a journalist named Daniel Bernstein. Thomas was the longest serving senator in U.S. history and he is a highly respected conservative jurist and legal personality. He has also been an outspoken opponent of abortion and has been a major advocate of same-sex marriage. I won't rehash the merits of his legal career or what he thinks about abortion, but the movie concentrates on his political career. He is most remembered for his actions during the hearings on the impeachment of Richard Nixon, and the role he played in the infamous "Saturday Night Massacre" (1972). Thomas was elected to the Senate for two terms (1977-1980), but in 1982 he announced his retirement. In his memoir Thomas describes how his career has become a boring and unrewarding experience. He writes that his political career has been a "mastermind" and he sees it as a "job". The movie concentrates on what he believes and why he believes it. I believe that his time in the Senate has been boring and uninteresting. I think that the media have portrayed him as a mean and dishonest politician and have cast him as a racist. Thomas claims that the media have portrayed him unfairly. He doesn't see the media as the enemy. He says he is an "old man" and the media are "young and inexperienced". He says that he has become "more and more cynical" about politics and he doesn't care what the media says about him. He is extremely critical of his fellow senators, but at the same time he says that he doesn't care if they are Republicans or Democrats. He even says that he hates his colleagues in the Senate and thinks that they are "bigots". When Thomas was in the Senate he was accused of racism because he had voted to impeach Richard Nixon and he voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which he says was not an issue of race. He also voted for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but not the Voting Rights Act. He says that he "did nothing" for the African-American community. The movie focuses on how he came to this conclusion, but it doesn't deal with the merits of the Senate and how he voted on the Watergate hearings. The movie is very interesting and worth watching.


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