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Thurgood Marshall: “Common Humanity’

Stephen Carter, former clerk of Justice Thurgood Marshall in 1980, shares a story on how Marshall would never say a negative thing about someone, including the segregationists that he effectively dedicated his legal career opposing. Carter describes a time when one particular segregationist lawyer’s name came up and instead of deriding him, Marshall’s response was: “He was a good man. He was a great man who just happened to believe in segregation.”

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