Eric Holder Got It Right

July 7, 2010
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In a speech to Justice Department employees marking Black History Month last year, Eric Holder made the following declaration about America concerning the issue of race:

“Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.” 

While he took alot of heat for that declaration, time has shown these words to ring true. And nowhere is it more true than in Holder’s very own Department of Justice.

It began with his decision to drop charges against members of the New Black Panther Party for interfering with voters in a Philadelphia precinct during the 2008 elections using voter intimidation tactics – which included carrying a club and being dressed in military-looking clothes – even though they already had a conviction in the case.

We have now learned that the “gentlemen” in the video are a part of an ultra-extreme group who advocate the death of whites as a part of some sort of racial healing.

Now Holder’s speech makes sense and proves that he was right. Here’s how:

Race, Holder said, “is an issue we have never been at ease with and, given our nation’s history, this is in some ways understandable. If we are to make progress in this area, we must feel comfortable enough with one another and tolerant enough of each other to have frank conversations about the racial matters that continue to divide us.” 

Isn’t that what King Samir Shabazz is doing in the video? Sounds to me like he’s pretty frank about “the racial matters that continue to divide,” doesn’t it to you?

“Saturdays and Sundays, America in the year 2009 does not in some ways differ significantly from the country that existed almost 50 years ago. This is truly sad,” said Holder. 

Doesn’t the racial hatred being spewed by Shabazz sound just like the 1960’s?

Recently, a now former DOJ Civil Rights attorney has gone public with the information that Holder’s office made the decision to drop the charges of voter intimidation against the New Black Panthers, not because they were innocent, but because the DOJ has “little interest in bringing cases against black defendants” and “doesn’t want to protect white voters.”

Going back to Holder’s comments about being a coward, isn’t that exactly how you would describe a man who plays the race card when it’s convenient and hides behind his office? 

So to my fellow conservatives, I want to set the record straight. When it comes to racial matters in America, Eric Holder got it right.

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