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Holder, confronting issue of race once more, says ‘subtle’ threats to equality ‘cut deeper’
The Washington Post ^ | May 17, 2014 | Sari Horwitz

Posted on 05/17/2014 5:36:26 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In a pointed and at times personal speech, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Saturday morning argued that America’s struggle for racial equality has become defined less by expressions of outright bigotry than by policies that subtly but systematically impede equal opportunity.

Speaking during the commencement ceremony at Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore, Holder referred obliquely to a series of racially charged episodes that have “received substantial media coverage” in recent weeks — an apparent reference to the controversial comments made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and Nevada cattle rancher Cliven Bundy. But Holder also said that the “outlandish statements that capture national attention” obscure a more troubling reality.

“These outbursts of bigotry, while deplorable, are not the true markers of the struggle that still must be waged, or the work that still needs to be done,” he said.

“The greatest threats,” he said, “are more subtle. They cut deeper. And their terrible impact endures long after the headlines have faded and obvious, ignorant expressions of hatred have been marginalized.”

The comments were Holder’s most extensive on the subject of race since early 2009, when he gave a speech during Black History Month that generated controversy and reportedly infuriated President Obama’s chief of staff at the time, Rahm Emanuel....

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ericholder; holder; obama; racism
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It's an election year.
1 posted on 05/17/2014 5:36:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eric Holder is a racist coward.


2 posted on 05/17/2014 5:37:57 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shut up Eric. Geeez. You gotta lighten up with your race gig bubba. That sh*t is getting old.


3 posted on 05/17/2014 5:40:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 posted on 05/17/2014 5:41:52 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

MTV, CAIR, the ACLU, SPLC and others are starting some kind program to teach young people to recognize “the hidden racism” around them. Sounds like Holder is on board.


5 posted on 05/17/2014 5:42:54 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If all is jusst in the universe, eric holder will be on trial for multiple murders with expidated results.


6 posted on 05/17/2014 5:44:21 PM PDT by MtnClimber (Just doing laps around the sun and shaking my head that progressives can believe what they do!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's an election year

INDEED, and Just-Us Holder comes thru!


7 posted on 05/17/2014 5:45:20 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He has to hurry up and fix racism so we can start fixing sexism.


8 posted on 05/17/2014 5:48:52 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Subtle.” That means you have to make it up.


9 posted on 05/17/2014 5:49:58 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ask George Zimmerman about it, you effin bigot


10 posted on 05/17/2014 5:50:30 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Karl Marx had a different idea of social justice than Thomas Jefferson. This entire administration is on the wrong side of common sense. I absolutely loathe everything they stand for.

Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature.
—Ben Franklin


11 posted on 05/17/2014 5:51:31 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
So Holder is saying that when you don't see any evidence of racism, that is the most egregious racism of all?

How can he lose with logic like that?

In archeology, they say that absence of proof is not proof of absence. With Holder, absence of proof is proof of guilt?

-PJ

12 posted on 05/17/2014 5:53:12 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Holders not alpme with this nonsense....

“50 years after King, hidden racism lives on”

http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2013/08/us/everyday-racism/

“Today’s Hidden Racism: A Polite Apartheid”

http://www.amazon.com/Todays-Hidden-Racism-Polite-Apartheid/dp/0971248907

how can there be a polite aparthied/??


13 posted on 05/17/2014 5:53:48 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Basically Holder’s saying the more people cower in the face of his kind of racialist mau-mauing, the harder the racialists should mau-mau them.


14 posted on 05/17/2014 5:58:47 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'm sorry but I have to laugh. The same weekend that Michelle says there's a problem with de-segregation, Holder speaks at a segregated-by-tradition black college. Both are busy brainwashing students they are held back by a great white conspiracy. The double-standard being shown is just beyond any response other than incredulous laughter.
15 posted on 05/17/2014 6:00:13 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Do not insult racist cowards. They have more intelligence than Eric Holder. Eric Holder is a POS non human.


16 posted on 05/17/2014 6:01:39 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Subtle racism requires a subtle mind discern and requires even greater subtly to remedy .

Such subtle minds are few and far between and reside in the rare and noble personages of men named Al Sharpton, Jessse Jackson, Eric Holder, Elijah Cummings and Bill Clinton.

Men of such gifts certainly deserve substantial remuneration for their quest to right such wrongs - the more subtle the racism the more the more difficult difficult it is to recognize and eradicate , justifying greater and greater sums of remuneration as the racism becomes ever more subtle


17 posted on 05/17/2014 6:01:54 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“More work needs to be done”. Like separate lunch counters, drinking fountains methinks is the kind of work he has in mind.


18 posted on 05/17/2014 6:04:49 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: MUDDOG

Enough already. Just wake me up when they start the reparation payments.


19 posted on 05/17/2014 6:04:53 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Political Junkie Too

Really a rather chilling statement to hear coming from the Attorney General of the USA.


20 posted on 05/17/2014 6:05:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Dear Mr. EinReich (With)Holder,
Subtle racism, like the Department of Justice refusing to prosecute Black Panthers who went to the polls, armed, to intimidate white voters away? Like that?

Or maybe, Mister (With)Holder, you mean the subtle racism of the Department of Justice refusing to prosecute, as a Federal 'Hate Crime', any of the Knockout Game perps... EXCEPT the SOLE example of a white guy who engaged in the 'game'?

Or perhaps it is the subtle racism of urging schools to stop disciplining black troublemaking students, adhering, instead, to a quota system?

No, I'm sorry, never mind. Those are all BLATANT examples of BLACK RACISM.

Ya freakin' chode.
Love,

Laz

21 posted on 05/17/2014 6:05:31 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Racist Holder? Look in a mirror, blood.


22 posted on 05/17/2014 6:08:04 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: blueplum
The same weekend that Michelle says there's a problem with de-segregation, Holder speaks at a segregated-by-tradition black college.

Its a contrived strategy. Just google "Subtle bias" and you'll see all the left wing outlets are pimping this new fantasy
23 posted on 05/17/2014 6:10:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Delta Dawn
Just wake me up when they start the reparation payments.

If you count the War on Poverty in there, I'm waiting for them to get over.

24 posted on 05/17/2014 6:11:09 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: Lazamataz; Chode

Courtesy ping :-)


25 posted on 05/17/2014 6:14:46 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eric Holder and obama are racists along with being mass killers of over 400 people in Mexico. What are their plans for Americans with all the weapons they are having every agency buying?


26 posted on 05/17/2014 6:16:08 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Speaking of racially charged controversies why is DoJ it seems to me hiding the truth about inter-racial violence in these days especially given the Knockout Games, flash mobs, and the like.

From my earlier post on this same Holder appearance.

Up until a few years ago we could prove that the Victims Industry was lying. There were published DoJ statistics showing the true numbers about inter-racial violence.

Thus with DoJ Criminal Victimization 2007 Table 42 I was able to verify

Patrick J. Buchanan writings in Suicide of a Superpower, “An analysis of ‘single offender victimization figures’ from the FBI for 2007 finds blacks committed 433,934 crimes against whites, eight times the 55,685 whites committed against blacks. Interracial rape is almost exclusively black on white — with 14,000 assaults on white women by African Americans in 2007. Not one case of a white sexual assault on a black female was found in the FBI study.”

But since Obama-Holder Department of Just Us and Our People the victim-offender race stats are missing. If someone can point to DoJ files with the old Table 42 data for the years 2009 to present I'd be happy to admit that I am wrong. That would mean the Holder's call for "honest" discussion was serious.

27 posted on 05/17/2014 6:19:02 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pay attention kids, the community is being organized.

Penn GSE Researcher Helps MTV Launch Anti-Bias Campaign
28 posted on 05/17/2014 6:19:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Lazamataz

The only thing hurting is the fact that Black people who never ran anything are running this country into the ground.
Inexperience is one thing, but arrogance not to get the best and brightest (even if that mean whites, and Asians for advice).

From the culture Oprah, JZ, Magic, and every TV show having the Boss character played by a black actor/actress.
To the fact that the whole government is run by Holder, Jarrett, Rice, Obama, Michelle,etc, its their failures that will forever leave the impression that blacks can’t manage or succeed in leading.

Black colleges have the worst scores in education, I pity the person who has a doctor who attended a black college like Micheal Jackson’s doctor did.

But its the arrogance of not OK ing the Keystone pipeline, allowing repatriation of 1.5 Trillion in oversees profits that is the big problem here.

Add to that the over the top partisanship that has gummed up the works where even bills with bi partisan support can’t get to be law. And laws are made in an extra legal way by fiat.


29 posted on 05/17/2014 6:20:36 PM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Lazamataz; Chode
Ya freakin' chode.

Food fight?

30 posted on 05/17/2014 6:21:33 PM PDT by Paladin2
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31 posted on 05/17/2014 6:22:07 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Lazamataz

The only thing hurting is the fact that Black people who never ran anything are running this country into the ground.
Inexperience is one thing, but arrogance not to get the best and brightest (even if that mean whites, and Asians for advice).

From the culture Oprah, JZ, Magic, and every TV show having the Boss character played by a black actor/actress.
To the fact that the whole government is run by Holder, Jarrett, Rice, Obama, Michelle,etc, its their failures that will forever leave the impression that blacks can’t manage or succeed in leading.

Black colleges have the worst scores in education, I pity the person who has a doctor who attended a black college like Micheal Jackson’s doctor did.

But its the arrogance of not OK ing the Keystone pipeline, allowing repatriation of 1.5 Trillion in oversees profits that is the big problem here.

Add to that the over the top partisanship that has gummed up the works where even bills with bi partisan support can’t get to be law. And laws are made in an extra legal way by fiat.


32 posted on 05/17/2014 6:22:43 PM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Examples ? If he doesn’t have any, of course they can’t be critiqued.

Humans all of colors make stereotypes and pattern recognition is a pre-requisite for higher level thinking.


33 posted on 05/17/2014 6:23:32 PM PDT by sunrise_sunset
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Barry & Eric have set back race relations by decades.


34 posted on 05/17/2014 6:31:53 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

To paraphrase to 60s radicals: What if they tried to start a race war, and nobody came?


35 posted on 05/17/2014 6:32:04 PM PDT by dagogo redux
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To: Lazamataz

How about the subtle racism of the AG not looking at a map of virtually any city in the country showing the preponderance of killings in very circumscribed boundaries, as though the people who live there really just don’t count for very much at all?


36 posted on 05/17/2014 6:37:53 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Eric Holder is a bigot.


37 posted on 05/17/2014 6:39:59 PM PDT by glock rocks (If you like your health plan, you're a racist !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Subtle racism?

Hm?.....The first thought that came to my mind was, ...yeah!...Subtle like a dog whistle! It takes special ears and eyes to hear it and see it.


38 posted on 05/17/2014 6:41:30 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These people are obsessed with their own skin color.

Most of us don’t pay attention to what color skin people wear - it’s what’s inside that counts.

And that just infuriates the racists like Holder even more.


39 posted on 05/17/2014 6:46:11 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: cripplecreek

The Hits Just Keep On Coming!

Here’s one we all know and love...an oldie but goodie.... from 2009

Holder: “U.S. a ‘nation of cowards’ on race discussions”

http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/02/18/holder.race.relations/

the race discussion Id like to have with this clown is to point out that theres really NO NEED for a race discussion in the classical sense.


40 posted on 05/17/2014 6:46:43 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FUEH


41 posted on 05/17/2014 6:46:58 PM PDT by Eddie01 (Liberals lie about everything all the time.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
Barry & Eric have set back race relations by decades.

No lie. I'd have it return to separate water fountains, at this point. That's how far back they've set ME.

42 posted on 05/17/2014 6:49:14 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: cripplecreek

Its a blatant effort to secure racisms impact in America for future generation to blame for their failure. This is typical postmodern garbage. I felt it therefore it is. Emotional reasoning without critical thinking and the balance of analytics is the path to misery and disaster.


43 posted on 05/17/2014 6:58:11 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: Myrddin
LOL! there's a difference between Chode and "A" chode... 8^)
44 posted on 05/17/2014 7:01:54 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Paladin2
LOLOL, no... see post #44 8^)
45 posted on 05/17/2014 7:03:01 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: dagogo redux

Stop Jihad Now!


46 posted on 05/17/2014 7:34:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As opposed to your obvious threats, eh Counselor?


47 posted on 05/17/2014 9:35:09 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Shame on Sam The Sham . . . Michael ScAM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Subtle” threats, aka “dog whistles” that crime wizards like Eric can pick up and decipher.


48 posted on 05/17/2014 9:46:41 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Chode

That’s why I added the smiley :-)


49 posted on 05/17/2014 10:58:17 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Racism is always just under the surface, doncha’ know.


50 posted on 05/17/2014 11:19:32 PM PDT by laweeks
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