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Eric Holder: Black Panther case focus demeans 'my people' ^ | March 01, 2011 | Josh Gerstein

Posted on 03/01/2011 11:15:20 AM PST by ColdOne

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To: kelly4c

That’s an interesting point. It would seem to have coincided, but it may have just been a coincidence too.

241 posted on 03/02/2011 9:53:06 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Here's the proof of Obama's U. S. citizenship: " " Good enough for our 3 branches...)
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To: SueRae; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; LucyT; SunkenCiv; Nachum; Arizona Carolyn; Atom Smasher; ...
The irony is that [Holder] can say and use the term "my people."

There's another problem with Holder's use of the term in this context. He is a first generation American, the son of immigrants from the West Indies. So he is being disingenuous when he claims the black victims of slavery, segregation, and denial of voting rights in the United States as "my people." His forebears never suffered from such racial oppression in this country! (The same holds for Obama.)

242 posted on 03/02/2011 9:58:55 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

Great and accurate observation.

It is all about placating a traditionally Dem voting block.

243 posted on 03/02/2011 4:22:12 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: kelly4c
Unfortunately sometimes I can be very attuned to people’s vibes. When Obama first won the election I sensed a superior yet more welcoming attitude from blacks. Now, for some reason the past week I’ve been getting some very strange vibes, even strange or mean looks from them. I mean it really stands out. Hm. Anyways, I have my first black boss this past year and this has been, ironically, the worst year in my 18 yrs at the company. A lady in the busy office next door to us comes in on her break complaining about how they pick on her for leaving 2 minutes early yet they let the 2 black girls either come in late or take twice as long as their break time should be and never say a word. I was shocked and asked her why does she think that is and she came right out and said the supervisors are afraid to step on their toes because they are ones who will go right back to the boss and complain and he doesn’t want to get in trouble!? It’s almost like in the future WE”RE going to be the slaves.

I've seen that too. I was temping at one job, hoping for the company to hire me. They brought in another temp who was a 50ish Black female, about 300 lbs or so and she was obnoxious to the core. She would go and complain to the boss for every little thing that us coworkers did. I don't like to call off work unless I am super sick. I did go into work kind of sick one day, and yes, maybe I should have stayed home, but I try my best to soldier on. My stomach wasn't feeling good that day so I burped accidentely a couple of times. Boy she jumped on me like a gang of Messerschmidts on a B-17 despite apologizing, saying "excuse me," and said I was not feeling too great. I went home early eventually.

This is my opinion but there are times I think I did not get hired because of her.

Another story. In 1976, my parents divorced and Mom needed a better job to support me, I was 10 at the time. She applied to the local transit authority, PAT, here in Pittsburgh. The interviewer said that she passed all the tests and did very well but she cannot get the job because "they have to hold it open for a 'colored' person." (Remember, this was 1976) Mom was fuming when she got home. I think she should have sued, dunno how far she would have gotten but it is the principle of the thing.

My boss at work, we were talking at one time. He said at one point that when Obama was elected, "it took race relations back to 1970 if not further back."

I have to be honest here. I think for the most part, almost all of us can see each other as individuals. That is the way it should be, IIRC, that was the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King. Still there is one component that I and many others cannot ignore that when Blacks group together, except for a few like Walter Williams and so on, they start to act "Borglike." Over 90% voted for Barack Obama IIRC. This turns a lot of Whites, Asians and others off and make them aloof. I know, there are times I feel aloof and on edge. As as Yoda says, "fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate and hate leads to suffering." Still many of us, thankfully don't get too far beyond step one or two, (Fear, anger), but you will always have some that are pushed and driven beyond that and that is where groups like the Black Panthers and KKK fall in.

I often wonder if Whites, Asians and others can get along with Blacks, again, I have to be honest. Sure, there are some, but again, when the group politics play into it, it wrecks everything. I am not saying that one is superior to the other, just different, the cultures and expectations thereof are different enough to where there is and always be a lot of friction generated to the point that maybe we need separation. I do wish we all can get along but it seems like there are forces out there who want to stir the pot and there are people that play into that.

Another fear that I have is if this gets out of control in the future, we all might have to make choices we might not like in order to protect our family and loved ones. As one Freeper here pointed out, this is a true test to see if the Black community is ready to pursue the American dream and govern the nation as it should be, but overall, it does not look they are not ready yet. I've had those thoughts too.

I hope I did not offend anyone with my concerns but I think we need to address this in an open dialogue at some point. I don't want to see anyone hurt, but if we do not get a handle on this, this could turn out very bad.
244 posted on 03/02/2011 8:20:55 PM PST by Nowhere Man (General James Mattoon Scott, where are you when we need you? We need a regime change.)
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To: justiceseeker93

This case demeans lawyers? ;)

245 posted on 03/03/2011 4:19:40 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: ColdOne

Attorney General Holder is a RACIST.

He says so himself in public.

He prosecutes based on the color of people’s skin.

Reverend Martin Luther King would be so proud.

246 posted on 03/03/2011 9:21:16 AM PST by Uncle Miltie ("And did you exchange a walk on part in a war, for a lead role in a cage?")
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To: mentor2k
"So if, as AG, he’s representing “his people”, what about the rest of us when it comes to justice???"

Holder has long since made it abundantly clear where his allegiances lie and what are his priorities. Neither points to us, the American people; rather, they point, as he has now clearly demonstrated in word and often enough through deed, to "his people." The standard in Holder's "justice" is to measure all current activity against the acts committed against "his people" in America in past centuries.

In short, there will be no justice for the American people, especially none for those of European descent, as long as Eric Holder remains Attorney General. He must be removed from office post haste.

He has an interesting quandary, however, if he holds to his rather slim and dubious set of principles. Will he hold it against his boss that Obama's muslim ancestors enslaved "his people," to include Obama's wife's ancestors? I wonder if anyone has put that bee in his bonnet.

247 posted on 03/03/2011 2:22:12 PM PST by ronnyquest (Barack H. Obama is the Manchurian Candidate. What are you going to do about it?)
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To: justiceseeker93
Good comments

We just finished Black History month on the FRONT of our local newspaper every day and the common comment from each different person was about “what our people went through”.

I venture to say that everyone here came from a background whose people ‘went through’ some very bad times. Sadly the Blacks have become dependent upon the slavery issue.

248 posted on 03/03/2011 6:04:31 PM PST by potlatch ( ~*coincidences usually aren't *~)
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