Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Keeping Up with the Thomases

March 2022 Bar Bulletin

By Christopher L. Young

Thirty years ago, my grandpa drove a late-seventies Toyota pickup. Beige. With a two-toned racing swoosh (dark brown and white) gracing the sides. I remember vividly that it was a manual transmission because my spot was the middle seat, the one place in the cabin where the stick-shift was sure to jam into my legs. Best case. 

On a sunny day in October 1991, I sat in the middle seat of that Toyota, stick-shift prodding the meat of my hamstring. We were driving south on Second Avenue downtown listening to Anita Hill speak under oath about Clarence Thomas’s character and fitness. I listened to...

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