Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Racial Politics

The Obama Administration, at least its Justice Department, no longer even pretends to be race neutral; it's too useful a tool.

Eric Holder's suit against the state of Arizona is an interesting take. Holder denounce the law, without even reading it, as tinged with the stink of racial profiling. Yet his suit fails to mention that despite his public proclamation. This is probably because he knows the law specifically forbids racial profiling and to bring it up in court would be a good way to lose his case.

And then there is the curious case of the New Black Panther Party. Two truncheon-wielding, uniformed member of the NBPP confronted white voters at a Philadelphia polling place Election Day 2008 shouting racial epithets and making threats. The (then Bush) Justice Department went after them for voter intimidation. The case was won by default judgement because the NBPP didn't even bother to defend its actions in court.

Enter the Obama Administration and Attorney General Eric Holder. Although the case was already won, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division drops the charges.

Justice Department attorney Christian Adams resigned in protest, stating he was told never to bring a voter intimidation case when the victims were white. He testified to this before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and has been publicly supported by two former member of the Civil Rights Division, Asheesh Agarwal and Mark Corallo.

One of the NBPP members in question, King Samir Zulu Shabazz, was later shown on video calling for genocide, including the murder of infants. Even the loathsome Fred Phelps doesn't go that far.

As with so much else, the Obama Administration's claim to be post racial is exposed as a lie.

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