I had a post Hold on Holder back in 01/09 that looked at why I thought Holder would be bad news. Given that there was a minor buzz recently as the media revisited the New Black Panther fiasco in Philly I thought I would revisit Holder myself.
In doing so I came across a quote:
In 1996, Holder told the Washington Post that he always carried a favorite quotation in
his wallet. A black man’s “race defines him more particularly than anything else,” it ran.
Said Holder: “I am not the tall U.S. Attorney, I am not the thin U.S. Attorney. I am the
black U.S. Attorney. . . . There’s a common cause that bonds the black U.S. Attorney with
the black criminal or the black doctor with the black homeless person.” All blacks share a
“common cause,” and thus, methods of election that give them proportional legislative
power are a moral imperative.
Now as much as I can see Eric is indeed black and shares a legacy of negatives with people of color,the thing is HE IS the US Attorney General. The AG for ALL Americans.He is a failure.
See also the previous Fray It takes a Village for a take on the latter portion of Holders ’96 classic.
Others who have touched on the subject in threads…Rutherford