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Reverse Racism (Thomas Sowell)
Creators Syndicate ^ | October 11, 2011 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 10/10/2011 2:12:04 PM PDT by jazusamo

Among those who have been disappointed by President Barack Obama, none is likely to end up so painfully disappointed as those who saw his election as being, in itself and in its consequences, a movement toward a "post-racial society."

Like so many other expectations that so many people projected onto this little-known man who suddenly burst onto the political scene, the expectation of movement toward a post-racial society had no speck of hard evidence behind it — and all too many ignored indications of the very opposite, including his two decades of association with the egregious Reverend Jeremiah Wright.

Those people of good will who want to replace the racism of the past with a post-racial society have too often overlooked the fact that there are others who instead want to put racism under new management, to have reverse discrimination as racial payback for past injustices.

Attorney General Eric Holder became a key figure epitomizing the view that government's role in racial matters was not to be an impartial dispenser of equal justice for all, but to be a racial partisan and an organ of racial payback. He has been too politically savvy to say that in so many words, but his actions have spoken far louder than any words.

The case that first gave the general public a glimpse of Attorney General Holder's views and values was one in which young black thugs outside a voting site in Philadelphia were televised intimidating white voters. When this episode was broadcast, it produced public outrage.

Although the Department of Justice's prosecution of these thugs began in the last days of the Bush administration, and the defendants had offered no legal defense, the case was dropped by the Justice Department after Eric Holder took over. One of the lawyers who were prosecuting that case resigned in protest.

That lawyer — J. Christian Adams — has now written a book, titled "Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department." It is a thought-provoking book and a shocking book in what it reveals about the inner workings of the Department of Justice's civil rights division.

Bad as the Justice Department's decision was to drop that particular case, which it had already won in court, this book makes painfully clear that this was just the proverbial tip of the iceberg.

Despite the efforts of some in the media and in politics to depict the voter intimidation in Philadelphia as just an isolated incident involving a few thugs at one voting place, former U.S. Attorney Adams shows that these thugs were in fact part of a nationwide organization doing similar things elsewhere.

Moreover, the civil rights division of the Justice Department has turned the same blind eye to similar voter intimidation and corruption of the voting process by other people and other organizations in other cities and states — so long as those being victimized were white and the victimizers were black.

This is all spelled out in detail, naming names and naming places, not only among those in the country at large, but also among those officials of the Justice Department who turned its role of protecting the civil rights of all Americans into a policy of racial partisanship and racial payback.

The widespread, organized and systematic corruption of the voting process revealed by the author of "Injustice" is on a scale that can swing not only local but national elections, including the 2012 elections. The Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder has not only turned a blind eye to blatant evidence of voter fraud, it has actively suppressed those U.S. Attorneys in its own ranks who have tried to stop that fraud.

Even in counties where the number of votes cast exceeds the number of people legally entitled to vote, Eric Holder's Justice Department sees no evil, hears no evil and speaks no evil — if the end result is the election of black Democrats. It has become the mirror image of the old Jim Crow South.

This is an enormously eye-opening book which makes painfully clear that, where racial issues are concerned, the Department of Justice has become the Department of Payback. A post-racial society is the last thing that Holder and Obama are pursuing.



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: corruption; doj; holder; jchristianadams; justicedepartment; nbpp; obama; reverseracism; sowell; thomassowell

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1 posted on 10/10/2011 2:12:09 PM PDT by jazusamo
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2 posted on 10/10/2011 2:19:53 PM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I think Thomas Sowell is one of the smartest people in the world today. I bought many of his books, but he is so smart, it isn’t always easy to read his books! What a brilliant mind!


3 posted on 10/10/2011 2:20:43 PM PDT by buffyt (Abortion is the ultimate CHILD ABUSE!)
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To: jazusamo
As much as I enjoy Dr. Sowell's articles, I've always disliked the term "reverse racism". To me, regardless of the color of the players involved, racism is racism, period.
4 posted on 10/10/2011 2:28:48 PM PDT by Bob
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To: buffyt

I couldn’t agree more. Dr. Sowell is one of our countries great thinkers.


5 posted on 10/10/2011 2:29:16 PM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

hi, Jaz: Thomas Sowell s one of my favofite people. He, as usual, has hit the nail ssquarely on the head.

I would love to hear his opinion of Herman Cain, wouldn’t you?


6 posted on 10/10/2011 2:29:23 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain)
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To: jazusamo
PJM Exclusive: Excerpt From J. Christian Adams’ Injustice, Released Today

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2787857/posts


7 posted on 10/10/2011 2:31:07 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Bob

I agree Bob, it’s racism. :)


8 posted on 10/10/2011 2:31:15 PM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Paperdoll

Hi, Doll. Yes I would and we just may be hearing from Dr. Sowell on Herman Cain before long.


9 posted on 10/10/2011 2:33:35 PM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: kidd

Thanks for linking, kidd!


10 posted on 10/10/2011 2:36:05 PM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

                                 The face of Injustice.

11 posted on 10/10/2011 2:43:05 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Bob

[ As much as I enjoy Dr. Sowell’s articles, I’ve always disliked the term “reverse racism”. To me, regardless of the color of the players involved, racism is racism, period. ]

I prefer the term “Perverse-Racism” as it is a perverted form of racism that looks on the surface to not be that bad, but it demoralizes people more unknowingly that regular racism.


12 posted on 10/10/2011 2:43:32 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: jazusamo

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13 posted on 10/10/2011 2:55:09 PM PDT by jazusamo (The real minimum wage is zero: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Follow the link: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2787857/posts

The Holder DOJ has given itself the power to influence state election laws, on the basis of racism.

This would seem to include redistricting laws.


14 posted on 10/10/2011 2:55:15 PM PDT by kidd
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To: Bob
As much as I enjoy Dr. Sowell's articles, I've always disliked the term "reverse racism". To me, regardless of the color of the players involved, racism is racism, period.

True. Yet the term has entered the lexicon and is probably here to stay.

15 posted on 10/10/2011 2:57:44 PM PDT by Chuckster (The longer I live the less I care about what you think.)
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To: jazusamo

Tom Sowell doesn’t hold back. He is not hamstrung by PC. He has clearly made his peace. I can think of nobody I respect more.


16 posted on 10/10/2011 3:01:39 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Bob
Sowell is smart to point out that in the Obama Administration Eric Holder is the Head of the

Departmet of JUST US!

17 posted on 10/10/2011 3:02:08 PM PDT by Young Werther
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To: jazusamo
The man Rick Perry appointed Texas Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson -- a good example of the caliber and character of leaders Gov. Perry surrounds himself with – unlike Obama who appoints and defends appointments such as U.S. Attorney General Erick Holder.
18 posted on 10/10/2011 3:05:22 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Bob

Absolutely. The term “reverse racism” is absurd.


19 posted on 10/10/2011 3:08:27 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: jazusamo

If a white person robs a black person, should that be called reverse robbery?


20 posted on 10/10/2011 4:09:52 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Bob
As much as I enjoy Dr. Sowell's articles, I've always disliked the term "reverse racism". To me, regardless of the color of the players involved, racism is racism, period.

Glad I read the coments first. Bingo! Racism is racism. No such thing as reverse racism but I understand what the guy means. Heard he's real smart too. Well he messed up on the title but I agree with him.

21 posted on 10/10/2011 4:21:48 PM PDT by Karliner ("That hound don't hunt. : Herman Cain. Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Deut 6:4, Isa 14:1)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Thank you so much for bringing to my attention the video of Mr. Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson of the Great State of Texas.
22 posted on 10/10/2011 4:28:43 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Karliner
Glad I read the coments first. Bingo! Racism is racism. No such thing as reverse racism but I understand what the guy means. Heard he's real smart too. Well he messed up on the title but I agree with him.

I don't know that I'd say he messed up on the title since the term "reverse racism" has been commonly used for quite some time. I just have a particular dislike for it. (Describing it as reverse seems to be a way for the left to minimize the fact that it's still racist.)

23 posted on 10/10/2011 4:31:40 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Thank you so much for bringing to my attention the video of Mr. Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson of the Great State of Texas.
24 posted on 10/10/2011 4:33:38 PM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Bob

It’s a real shame that a man with so much intelligence and common sense would stoop to using a term such as “reverse racism.” You must be profoundly disappointed.


25 posted on 10/10/2011 4:38:16 PM PDT by Misterioso (The worst law is better than bureaucratic tyranny. (Ludwig von Mises)
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To: Bob
Well, maybe that idea is just around too much , either way I do not like the title nor the words together" reverse discrimination." Even so I did enjoy what he wrote and do remember having read some of his other works. I think most folks have seen or felt or been a part of racism and if they haven't well they live very blind lives. I just wish what he wrote would take effec before this Holder/Obama payback crapola takes too many in and creates even more problems in society and especially in the judicial system. I think anyone can see what obama did to the supreme court. Sadly, I don't think that can be reversed!
26 posted on 10/10/2011 5:22:52 PM PDT by Karliner ("That hound don't hunt. : Herman Cain. Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Deut 6:4, Isa 14:1)
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To: Chuckster
Yet the term has entered the lexicon and is probably here to stay.

Like "white slavery," as if non-white slavery were a standard with few exceptions, instead of just one piece of the general pattern of enslavement covering every period of history and every population group.

27 posted on 10/10/2011 5:53:40 PM PDT by Tax-chick (A poor excuse for a pirate. Arrrr, you get what you pay for!)
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To: kidd; jazusamo

When I read this, I immediately bought the audiobook. Thanks for posting this.


28 posted on 10/10/2011 6:33:40 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: Misterioso; Bob

I understand your point of view, but his use of the term is appropriate, since it lays the groundwork in a way that a lot of people (who may not be as discriminating as you are...and I don’t mean that in a bad way...:) will relate to.

I think it is simply efficient writing for him. There is nobody anywhere of any color who sees the term “reverse racism” and doesn’t understand exactly what it refers to.

I give Dr. Sowell a pass on this. In my opinion, he has earned the right to use that phrase as a form of shorthand for his readers.


29 posted on 10/10/2011 6:39:52 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: Tax-chick

I am currently listening to his book “Conquests and Cultures”, and he goes into great detail on that very subject. Funny how the most prolific slave merchants (over the longest period of time) have been Muslims, and how muslim countries were the last ones to ban it (and even still engage in it despite banning it for PR purposes)

They don’t have those facts in today’s textbooks in schools.


30 posted on 10/10/2011 6:44:46 PM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: Travis McGee

Me too, this should be headline news .


31 posted on 10/10/2011 6:51:16 PM PDT by sonic109 (no compromise with Marxist)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the ping to another truly important message from Dr. Sowell. We’ll be getting that book just as soon as it’s available.


32 posted on 10/10/2011 7:26:30 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the ping. BTTT.


33 posted on 10/10/2011 10:15:23 PM PDT by PA Engineer (Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: rlmorel

RL, I had my tongue in my cheek. I think it presumptuous to question Sowell’s language on this issue, not to mention a tad nit-picky.


34 posted on 10/10/2011 10:26:49 PM PDT by Misterioso (The worst law is better than bureaucratic tyranny. (Ludwig von Mises)
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To: Bob

I’ve coined the term “State Sanctioned Racism” — hope it catches on.

What people don’t realize is that policies like Affirmative Action are state sanctioned racism, which is worse than arbitrary/voluntary racism by individuals because there is an element of fascism in it (e.g. the gov’t forces it on people).


35 posted on 10/11/2011 12:51:23 AM PDT by AlanGreenSpam (Obama: The First 'American IDOL' President - sponsored by Chicago NeoCom Thugs)
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To: rlmorel

Conquests and Cultures is an amazing book. I’d second the recommendation for anyone to read it.


36 posted on 10/11/2011 1:44:02 AM PDT by EnglishCon
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To: Steely Tom

You’re welcome.


37 posted on 10/11/2011 1:54:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Misterioso

I thought so...but it was only after I posted that I realized it...:)


38 posted on 10/11/2011 2:51:52 AM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: rlmorel

I have “Conquests and Cultures” on the shelf. There’s a standing reward for any child who finds a Thomas Sowell book I don’t already own at the library sale, used book store, or thrift store.

He covers the same ground in a section of “Black Rednecks and White Liberals,” too. One interesting point was that there is not a noticeable black population in the Moslem world, outside parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, in spite of the huge numbers of black slaves imported. They died, instead of (as it were) colonizing, as happened in the Americas.


39 posted on 10/11/2011 5:13:03 AM PDT by Tax-chick (A poor excuse for a pirate. Arrrr, you get what you pay for!)
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To: jazusamo

Thanx for the Ping!


40 posted on 10/11/2011 5:50:44 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: jazusamo

Yep, Obummer and Holder are racists. What will be interesting is, when Nov. 2012 rolls around, how many guilt-ridden white idiots will still vote for Obummer.


41 posted on 10/11/2011 6:10:03 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Tax-chick

Me too, although I underestimated the body of his work...I thought I had most of his work, then realized when I looked at a bibliography, that only had about a third!!!


42 posted on 10/11/2011 6:43:32 AM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: rlmorel

I expect that would make Dr. Sowell laugh. He’s quite an old crank, behind the academic front. Kind, though - one of our NC guys sent him an email to discuss a point in one of his books, and got back a thoughtful response (translating to, “No, I’m right and you’re wrong, because ...”) and an autographed copy of the book.


43 posted on 10/11/2011 7:00:11 AM PDT by Tax-chick (A poor excuse for a pirate. Arrrr, you get what you pay for!)
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To: Tax-chick

Very cool...I have had him as one of my “heroes” on my Freep page for many years now...:)

Dr. Sowell is a “bucket list” handshake for me...


44 posted on 10/11/2011 8:37:42 AM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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To: rlmorel

I saw him back in San Antonio years ago, round about 1990-91. (I know it was after I was married, but I don’t remember if Anoreth had been born.) I got there early and was near the front, but I didn’t want to wait in the line for autographs. His appearance was absolutely packed, people hanging in the windows and sitting on the floor because they had underestimated the audience.


45 posted on 10/11/2011 8:40:48 AM PDT by Tax-chick (A poor excuse for a pirate. Arrrr, you get what you pay for!)
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To: Tax-chick
"...His appearance was absolutely packed, people hanging in the windows and sitting on the floor because they had underestimated the audience..."

The unvarnished truthteller has his own appeal to people...:)

46 posted on 10/11/2011 9:10:25 AM PDT by rlmorel (9/11: Aggression is attracted to weakness like sharks are to blood, and we were weak. We still are.)
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