PITTSBURGH (AP) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said he is heart-broken over the poverty and social troubles among many black communities but he has no answers on how to solve these problems.
Thomas is the second black justice on the top U.S. court, after the late Thurgood Marshall.
Speaking April 10 at Duquesne Law School, he said his “heart is broken.”
He said he’s seen terrible decline in some black communities and “virtually every crime is drug related.”
Thomas said many young people have no families and no education and numerous anti-poverty programs have failed.
The U.S. should “at least fess up and say something is wrong,” Thomas said.