Clarence Thomas was a beneficiary of race-based admissions at my school
During the height of the civil rights movement, at a time when racial integration was sparking controversy on many campuses, College of the Holy Cross President the Rev. John Brooks drove around the country to personally recruit Black high school students to the college’s all-male, primarily white campus in Worcester. The 20 young men he recruited have become an illustrious group, including business leaders, a Pulitzer Prize winner, a Super Bowl champion, and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, class of 1971.
Originally published: May 29, 2023
Author: Vincent Rougeau
Institution: College of the Holy Cross
Published by: The Boston Globe