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Supreme Discomfort: Clarence Thomas' Divided Soul

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Kevin Merida and Michael Fletcher discusses their book, *Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas*. Georgia Center for the Book presents two Washington Post reporters who provide an account of the life of Savannah-born Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Their book examines the irony of the nation's second African-American Justice finding himself a pariah in most of the black community.

Kevin Merida is an associate editor at the Washington Post. In 2000 he was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. He is the author of the critically acclaimed and prizewinning Supreme Discomfort: The Divided Soul of Clarence Thomas. He lives in Maryland.
MIichael A. Fletcher covers the White House for the *Washington Post*, where he has been a reporter since 1995. He has previously covered education and race relations, chronicling issues including the racial achievement gap, racial profiling, criminal justice disparities, and the battle over the future of affirmative action.