Yeah. It didn't seem like an apology. I love George, but I don't think he should leave that comment out there.
. . . Justice Thomas wrote in dissent of the Supreme Court’s decision in favor of gay marriage. As part of that dissent, Justice Thomas wrote “human dignity cannot be taken away by the government. Slaves did not lose their dignity (any more than they lost their humanity) because the government allowed them to be enslaved. Those held in internment camps did not lose their dignity because the government confined them.”
Takei took issue with the judge's opinion.
“And for him to say, slaves have dignity, I mean, doesn’t he know that slaves were in chains? That they were whipped on the back?”
Takei added: “My parents lost everything that they worked for, in the middle of their lives, in their 30’s. His business, my father’s business, our home, our freedom and we’re supposed to call that dignified? Marched out of our homes at gun point. I mean, this man does not belong on the Supreme Court. He is an embarrassment. He is a disgrace to America.”
I've liked George Takei, still do. I don't really mind what he said, he is well aware of the rhythms of considered thought in, say, the Los Angeles area. People who know him won't take it as offensive (I think). He is an intellectual and an actor; I don't think he needs to apologize for presenting his viewpoint.
Incidentally, Clarence Thomas grew up in Georgia under Jim Crow and knows personally how terrible it was, yet he has joined the political movement that defended it; namely, political conservatism. In his ruling two years ago when the Voting Rights Act was eviscerated by the Republican majority, Justice Thomas said that if he had had his way, the entire Act would have been eliminated. (By the way, he's even said that the NAACP has never done any good for this country ever since it was founded.) He clearly is a traitor to his race. Anyone who would say I've just made a racist statement would only be denying the truth.
Clarence Thomas is an insult to minorities, Gays, and others who do not fit in.