Answer -- When my non-voting Congressional delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton says so:
Washington D.C. Democratic Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton took a swipe at the lone African-American on the Supreme Court in predicting that President Obama will not pick a black judge to fill the seat of retiring Justice John Paul Stevens: "We're not sure this president is ever going to nominate another African-American to the court. [Barack Obama]'s African-American. We've got someone who proposes to be African-American on the court."(Norton, btw, is African-American.) See also Above The Law editor (and lawyer) Elie Mystal ("[I]t’s not like . . . having a Clarence Thomas on the bench is the same as having an African-American.").
Holmes Norton was referring to Justice Clarence Thomas who is generally considered a conservative.
Analysis -- Prejudice is defined as "Assuming that every individual's character can be adequately determined by racial or ethnic stereotypes." Opposition to racism is grounded on the understanding "that all human beings are individuals and cannot be rightly judged by the color of their skins or by any other racially defining characteristics." Yet, "any black American that adheres to the principles of color-blindness and human equality -- the principles championed by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., and, today, Clarence Thomas -- is not in fact black."
Conclusion -- Eleanor Holmes Norton is racially prejudiced. So is Mystal. As are most of the commenters on this Dummocratic Underground thread. And that's no joke.
(via reader Marc)