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Old 03-01-2011, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Harrison, OH
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Eric Holder: Black Panther case focus demeans 'my people' - Josh Gerstein - POLITICO.com
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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Time for Holder to stop collecting a paycheck from the "American people".
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: You Ta Zhou
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When Eric Holder refers to 'my people,' he should be talking about the American people, not those of his race. It is ridiculous to say that it was not so bad. Perhaps we ought to have an attorney general who is willing to protect the rights of all Americans to vote.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:48 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Talk about a racist!
Was it really a surprise? Or is the proof all you needed?
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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Is it somehow possible to defend his statement?
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:02 PM
 
Location: deafened by howls of 'racism!!!'
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Holder is in so far over his head, it's not even funny. He should be junior manager of a piggly wiggly somewhere, not AG of the united states.
What an embarassment.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:07 PM
 
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The racist Eric Holder needs to come to terms with the fact that it's the Black Panters who demeans "his people". They give people the impression that blacks are jack-boot thugs and I bet there a many blacks that are also against the Black Panther's racist tactics.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:18 PM
 
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This is like sayig that black racism is ok when what it really does is spawn all racism further.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Time for Holder to stop collecting a paycheck from the "American people".
The part of that article that ticks me off is Holder calling the blacks "My people". I really thought that he should be calling all of us his people and him doing that shows too much racism for me. He has been getting by with all this for too long and we had good proof of what he was doing way back when. Yep, "his people" are black only.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:25 PM
 
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Thiis classic case of a poltical "drive by" hit'. The title of this thread takes Eric Holder's comments COMPLETELY out of context.

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The Attorney General seemed to take personal offense at a comment Culberson read in which former Democratic activist Bartle Bull called the incident the most serious act of voter intimidation he had witnessed in his career.

"Think about that," Holder said. "When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, and to compare what people were subjected to there to what happened in Philadelphia—which was inappropriate, certainly that…to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line, who risked all, for my people," said Holder, who is black.

Holder noted that his late sister-in-law, Vivian Malone Jones, helped integrate the University of Alabama.

"To compare that kind of courage, that kind of action, and to say that the Black Panther incident wrong thought it might be somehow is greater in magnitude or is of greater concern to us, historically, I think just flies in the face of history and the facts.," Holder said with evident exasperation.
He clearly states the actions of the Black Panther Partywere "Inappropriate" and "Wrong". What he found demeaning was the comparision between the actions of the Black Panthers with the voter intimidation that Black Americans in the South faceed which included lynching, bombing, shoting, and other forms of violence.
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