Amazon has shocked absolutely no one when they decided to drop the documentary; “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words,” from its streaming service ahead of Black History Month. This comes even after they created an entire section titled “Black Voices.”
Mark Paoletta, who served as a lawyer in the Bush White House Counsel’s Office, told Breitbart.
“Recently, Amazon Prime dropped Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in His Own Words, an acclaimed and popular PBS documentary on Justice Clarence Thomas, making it unavailable to stream during Black History Month,” Breitbart reported. “Thomas is our nation’s only black justice currently serving on the U.S. Supreme Court, and one would think that between Amazon’s claim to ‘building an inclusive culture’ and the fact that it’s Black History Month, Amazon would want to stream this inspiring documentary on its platform.”
The company “showed it has its limits when it comes to its dedication to diversity and inclusion.”
“In fact, Amazon Prime created an entire Amplify Black Voices page on its site that ‘feature a curated collection of titles to honor Black History Month across four weekly themes (Black Love, Black Joy, Black History Makers, and Black Girl Magic),’” said Paoletta.
“Amazon has made a significant effort to celebrate black voices on its site during Black History Month, including films of Thurgood Marshall and even Anita Hill, but can’t find any space for a documentary on our only sitting black Supreme Court justice?” “This makes no sense at all, other than Amazon made a decision to not show this film because Justice Thomas is a black justice who has conservative views.”
Paolette added that Amazon “has been taking down long-running documentaries from its site with little or no warning, and apparently it is almost impossible to receive a response as to why a documentary was taken down.”
“There may be some so-called liberal documentaries that have been taken down during this period,” he notes, however, “it is very strange that Amazon could not find space on its website to stream a documentary on our longest-serving black Supreme Court justice in American history that ran on PBS in a national broadcast (no small feat) and is a top-selling DVD in its documentary section, while less popular documentaries on Justice Marshall are still streaming.”
The Federalist reported that Amazon “escalated its censorship of political dissidents.” Earlier this month, the outlet highlighted, Amazon deplatformed conservative Ryan Anderson’s book critical of gender theory, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement.” The Daily Wire reported.