Attorney General Eric Holder reiterated his 2009 claim that Americans are a “nation of cowards” on racial issues on Thursday.
Holder’s effort to profile the entire nation as cowards came during a friendly interview with the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, where was asked if he would take back his 2009 remarks.
“I would not take that back,” he replied.
As usual, Holder did not brave questions from the audience or from other reporters in the room.
Yet the very fact that he holds his office indicates that Holder is right about this being a nation of cowards regarding race.
During his tenure, Holder has greatly expanded the range of race-related lawsuits filed against companies, schools and governments.
For example, his department recently threatened to sue schools where African Americans are disciplined differently than Asian or white students. His agency has extracted billions of dollars in payments from banks after unintentional racial differences were detected in their lending patterns. He has also rolled back drug penalties imposed on African Americans.
Holder’s boss, President Barack Obama, recently told The New Yorker that he supported a reform of marijuana laws, partly because many Africans Americans have been jailed for violating those laws.
During the interview, Holder also threatened to sue states if his deputies see a racial purpose behind voter-identification laws that have already been approved by the Supreme Court.
Holder also hinted at a wave of new lawsuits amid the growing diversity caused by immigration.
The Obama Administration’s thuggish racial favoritism, backed up by inflammatory demagoguery, is having a predictable effect on race relations:
In June, a poll by NBC and the Wall Street Journal reported that only 52 percent of whites and 38 percent of blacks have a favorable opinion of race relations in the country. That’s a sharp drop from the beginning of Obama’s first term, when 79 percent of whites and 63 percent of blacks held a favorable view of American race relations.
Obama has brazenly violated his oath to uphold the Constitution time and time again. Holder has been held in contempt of Congress and committed a felony by lying to Congress about Fast & Furious, which he almost certainly did to cover other felonies.
Yet there is no serious movement to remove either of them from office. Race may be a factor. Cowardice may be a factor too.