I mean… it’s not like something like that would be completely out of character for him.
After the B.S.U. learned that a member was dating a white woman, the group convened a mock trial, found him guilty, and broke his Afro comb as a punishment. Thomas took the rule more seriously. Thomas’s “edgy race consciousness” stood out. When he saw an interracial couple strolling on campus, he’d loudly demand, “Do I see a black woman with a white man? How could that be?” Until 1986, when Thomas met Virginia Lamp, who is white and would become his second wife, he opposed interracial sex and marriage.
If he still holds at least some of his black nationalist views, well, who knows? It’s not like ethnocentrists have never been eager to break the rules they wish to impose on the rest of society, one only needs to look at Strom Thurmond fathering a mixed-race daughter with a 16-year-old black girl despite being, well, Strom Thurmond, to understand this.