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Race high on agenda of Holder's Justice Dept.
SF Gate ^ | 2/23/09 | Leslie Fullbright

Posted on 02/23/2009 8:32:15 AM PST by pissant

President Obama declined to make race a central theme of his campaign, but the man he tapped as the country's top law enforcement officer is making it clear that race relations will be a priority.

In a speech last week, Attorney General Eric Holder called America a "nation of cowards" when it comes to discussing race, a statement applauded by civil rights leaders.

"The civil rights community now has a partner in the Justice Department rather than an adversary," said Robert Rubin, legal director for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights in San Francisco.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: democrats; ericholder; holder; larrysinclairslover; obama; thatsracist

Incompetent, racist, POS

1 posted on 02/23/2009 8:32:15 AM PST by pissant
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To: pissant
Incompetent, racist, corrupt, POS
2 posted on 02/23/2009 8:34:14 AM PST by skeeter
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To: pissant

Holder led the collectivist charge on individual RKBA at the Supreme Court. Fortunately, we won that one.


3 posted on 02/23/2009 8:34:40 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: pissant

Actually, I agree entirely with his assessment that America is a nation of cowards on the subject of race. Just not in the way he meant.


4 posted on 02/23/2009 8:35:34 AM PST by skeeter
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To: skeeter

“Incompetent, racist, corrupt, POS “

Incompetent, racist, corrupt, left wing, POS

And the list grows longer.


5 posted on 02/23/2009 8:38:44 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (History does repeat itself. This is Ceasar and the Roman Senate.)
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To: pissant

That’s not a black man ... that’s a white dude with a big nose and a crappy attitude.


6 posted on 02/23/2009 8:41:20 AM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: skeeter

Good news for organizations like “Mother’s Against Mandatory Minimums” and other nut-case organizations which argue there are too many blacks in prison. Mr. Holder needs to find the courage to face the FBI crime statistics, which, last I saw them, indicated a propensity to murder, by blacks (and typically with victims of their own race) at a rate 7-8x that of whites.


7 posted on 02/23/2009 8:41:46 AM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: pissant; All

“Attorney General Eric Holder called America a “nation of cowards” when it comes to discussing race”

Does he even comprehend how many non-blacks voted for a black President?


8 posted on 02/23/2009 8:43:05 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: skeeter; All

Perhaps there are “cowards” because if you say the wrong thing, the NAACP and Sharpton will be on you like white on rice.

When you look at it like that, it’s not really cowardly; it’s smart self-preservation.

But does anyone expect Holder to grasp the subteties?


9 posted on 02/23/2009 8:44:48 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (If guns cause crime, then all of mine are defective.)
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To: pissant

How to solve the race issue? Stop talking about it- Morgan Freeman...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVJhws3k-zY


10 posted on 02/23/2009 8:44:54 AM PST by keep your powder dry
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
Mr. Holder needs to find the courage to face the FBI crime statistics, which, last I saw them, indicated a propensity to murder, by blacks (and typically with victims of their own race) at a rate 7-8x that of whites.

Whites commit far more murders than blacks, they just aren't arrested or convicted. /s

11 posted on 02/23/2009 8:46:11 AM PST by umgud (I'm really happy I wasn't aborted)
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To: pissant

President Obama declined to make race an overt, central theme of his campaign, but he didn’t need to. White women, white liberals, and white moderates did. They all raced to the polls to vote for him to prove their lack of any shred of any vestige of any racial feeling to themselves, and to the Northeastern, liberal media-and-academia, and to Europe.

Like Bill Clinton, Vice President Biden former VP candidate Geraldine Ferraro all said, “A polite, non-ghetto, black man - he’s home free.”


12 posted on 02/23/2009 8:57:25 AM PST by flowerplough (The new Pelosi/Obama Era operating procedure: business as usual with three extra zeros on the end.)
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To: pissant

Perhaps Holder’s language is a code describing the filling of the justice department with blacks, a great increase in suits compelling individuals and businesses to hire and promote blacks over more qualified whites. He certainly does not mean a frank discussion about race. A frank discussion about race is the last thing any black wants. However, even more terrifying to the “black community” would be action involving the termination of set asides and other Equal Opportunity games. No the meaning of this turkey’s words do not involve a “discussion” about race.


13 posted on 02/23/2009 9:05:44 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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"I think the first thing is to acknowledge we have a difficult time talking about race and stereotypes.

So what? Holder's job is not to get us talking about "our feelings", it's to be chief law enforcement officer.

14 posted on 02/23/2009 9:13:09 AM PST by freespirited (Help save humanity. Cure the RINOvirus.)
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To: freespirited

Obama seeks to be seen as ‘presidential’. Holder gets to speak for him on race.


15 posted on 02/23/2009 9:20:36 AM PST by skeeter
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To: pissant

I can’t take 4 years of this crap.


16 posted on 02/23/2009 9:27:03 AM PST by Bon mots
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To: flowerplough
"Like Bill Clinton, Vice President Biden, and former VP candidate Geraldine Ferraro all said, “A polite, non-ghetto, black man - he’s home free.” (Oopsed it, above.)
17 posted on 02/23/2009 9:31:07 AM PST by flowerplough (The new Pelosi/Obama Era operating procedure: business as usual with three extra zeros on the end.)
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To: pissant

applauded by civil rights leaders. 1st warning


18 posted on 02/23/2009 9:50:14 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: skeeter

Incompetent, racist, corrupt, POS”

This is a good description of Holder.

What possible description could Holder give to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton with their many years of blackmailing large corporations for lots of money by threatening ‘boycotts’ of products???

Those 2 are cowards, IMO.


19 posted on 02/23/2009 10:22:54 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Mr. Holder needs to find the courage to face the FBI crime statistics, which, last I saw them, indicated a propensity to murder, by blacks (and typically with victims of their own race) at a rate 7-8x that of whites.’

BUT BUT!! That would be admitting that blacks just cannot and will not behave and set themselves responsible for their out of control actions.

The laws on the books of the USA have been passed by both blacks and white.
Blacks just don’t seem to recognise that those laws apply to them just the same.

Your statistics give me more reason why I avoid blacks as much as I possible can.


20 posted on 02/23/2009 10:25:46 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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How’s this for cowardice, Holder?

I am immensely proud of my white heritage. It is on the shoulders of white Europeans and Americans that we stand, reaping the fruits of historically unprecedented material wealth and health.

The steady rise in standard of living under white-driven Western Civilisation is an exemplary model for the world.

I repeat, I am immensely proud of my white heritage.


21 posted on 02/23/2009 10:30:46 AM PST by EyeGuy
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I am proud to be white.

There are African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Arab Americans, etc...

And then there are just Americans. You pass me on the street and sneer in my direction. You call me ‘White boy,’ ‘Cracker,’ ‘Honkey,’ ‘Whitey,’ ‘Caveman’... and that’s OK.

But when I call you, Ni**er, Kike, Towel head, Sand-ni**er, Camel Jockey, Beaner, Gook, or Chink .. You call me a racist.

You say that whites commit a lot of violence against you... so why are the ghettos the most dangerous places to live?

You have the United Negro College Fund. You have Martin Luther King Day.

You have Black History Month. You have Cesar Chavez Day.

You have Yom Hashoah. You have Ma’uled Al-Nabi.

You have the NAACP. You have BET... If we had WET (White Entertainment Television), we’d be racists. If we had a White Pride Day, you would call us racists.

If we had White History Month, we’d be racists.

If we had any organization for only whites to ‘advance’ OUR lives, we’d be racists.

We have a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Black Chamber of Commerce, and then we just have the plain Chamber of Commerce. Wonder who pays for that??

A white woman could not be in the Miss Black American pageant, but any color can be in the Miss America pageant.

If we had a college fund that only gave white students scholarships... You know we’d be racists.

There are over 60 openly proclaimed Black Colleges in the US. Yet if there were ‘White colleges’, that would be a racist college.

In the Million Man March, you believed that you were marching for your race and rights. If we marched for our race and rights, you would call us racists.

You are proud to be black, brown, yellow and orange, and you’re not afraid to announce it. But when we announce our white pride, you call us racists.

You rob us, carjack us, and shoot at us. But, when a white police officer shoots a black gang member or beats up a black drug dealer running from the law and posing a threat to society, you call him a racist.

I am proud... But you call me a racist.

Why is it that only whites can be racists??

There, I’ve stated what is on my mind. I do not feel guilty in any way or feel obligated to apologize to blacks for what happened to them over a hundred years ago. I, unlike Obama’s ancestors, had nothing to do with bringing slavery to America. I respect black people that take responsibility for themselves….these blacks would not call me a racist for expressing my honest opinion. I’m proud of my race. I say all blacks if you are proud of your race stop bi*ching. Make something of yourself. Finish school, get married before conceiving a child, work two jobs like I had to in order to make ends meet, and never ever take welfare.


22 posted on 02/23/2009 10:34:29 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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News Flash: Holder has declared every crime or slight against citizens of “color” to also be a “hate crime”.

Meaning all crimes committed by people “not of color” will have double jail sentences.

For those now worried about jail space.... it was also announced since holder is going to cut sentencing times for “people of color”, and the fact “people not of color” are far less than half the prison population... the reduction of those serving sentences might be reduced.

Said Holder “if the criminal is white, lock them up tight”. The ACLU, NAACP, Accorn,the UN, LA Razza, MS 13, and Amnesty international also praise Holder and Obama for pardoning Mumia Abu-Jamal and ordering him made an official Ambassador at large to Iran and Syria.

The EU, along with Somalia, and Russia although welcoming these steps taken by Holder said it would never be enough (Allah be praised) until the jews were removed from their previous strong hold in the taken lands of the Palestinians. Allah Akbar.

23 posted on 02/23/2009 10:39:06 AM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.)
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To: pissant

Since when is it the job of the AG to do anything about race relations? Just where does that fit into his job description? Can anyone say “4 Year Race Card!”.


24 posted on 02/23/2009 11:21:31 AM PST by calex59
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Get out your wallet as you will pay reparations even though you nor anyone alive today ever owned a slave or was a slave.

a congo line will form of all the people of color who will claim they are 1/8, 1/16 or 1/32 black.........who knows how low they will go?


25 posted on 02/23/2009 12:20:54 PM PST by bestintxas (It's great in Texas)
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There is a class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs-partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs.
-Booker T. Washington


26 posted on 02/23/2009 12:23:39 PM PST by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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Wow, I had no idea BTW said that!


27 posted on 02/23/2009 12:24:59 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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