Susan Stamper Brown, FloydReports.com
“A genius is a genius, regardless of the number of morons who belong to the same race — and a moron is a moron, regardless of the number of geniuses who share his racial origin.”- Ayn Rand
The 2008 presidential election was supposed to usher in a utopian post-racial America where race no longer has a seat at the table of national affairs; A place where once for all, Americans would have equal justice under the law. But, I guess we’ll have to wait.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) dismissal of the New Black Panther Party (NBPP) 2008 voter intimidation case flies in the face of the idea of racial equality because had the roles been reversed, the entire country would be consumed in a debate about racial injustice. Instead, it’s simply accepted as an error in judgment. In reality, the dismissal was one of the most blatant examples of racial discrimination in recent history.
Last week during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on the dismissal, Attorney General (AG) Eric Holder downplayed the 2008 incident when comparing it to a relative’s suffering during the civil rights movement – making the DOJ look more like the “Department of Injustice.” While he is correct in saying there really is no comparison between the 2008 incident and past atrocities, Holder’s position demands that he rise above personal bias.
During the same hearing, Holder used the words “my people” in an utterly discriminatory fashion. If Eric Holder were….