Amazon Prime Video stopped subscribers’ ability to watch a documentary about conservative Justice Clarence Thomas on Feb. 25. The documentary “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas In His Own Words” was removed during Black History Month.
“This video is currently unavailable to watch in your location,” the website reads when the title is clicked.
Viewers of the streaming service can watch the trailer.
The film explores Thomas’ rise from poverty during the Jim Crow South to graduating from Yale and ultimately going to the Supreme Court. It also highlights the contentious confirmation battle with Anita Hill. Justice Thomas’ first-person account is “Unscripted and without narration, the documentary takes the viewer through this complex and often painful life, dealing with race, faith, power, jurisprudence, and personal resilience.”
The tech giant also deplatformed conservative author Ryan Anderson and his book When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement in January — sounding the alarm on targeting conservatives. His research has been cited by two US Supreme Court justices. A magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University with a doctoral degree in political philosophy from Notre Dame University, his work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street.
Read the pushback on twitter, and from Author and critic of progressive gender theory Abigail Shrier in a lengthy thread.
“We’re really not making a big enough deal of the fact that [Amazon] has begun deleting books,” she said on Saturday. “Amazon now claims the right to bar all books that are ‘inappropriate or offensive.’ Of course, nearly *every book* worth reading could be characterized as ‘inappropriate’ or ‘offensive’ to someone.”
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—by CNJ Staff