This investigation has been going on far too long. Mr. Holder seems to think that this case is "demeaning his people". I thought that Mr. Holder represented all American People. If racism exists, which I have no doubt it does, Mr. Holder certainly is not doing any of us any favors. Now that this is in front of the House Appropriation Committee, he continues to deny that any racism occurred during the last Presidential Election and if it did- well we deserve it.
“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, to compare what people subjected to that with what happened in Philadelphia, which was inappropriate .. to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line for my people,”
You be the judge- The original video with the accused intimidator has been removed. Here is only remaining video:
Now I realize I am deaf in my left ear- but I clearly heard in the first video that a black panther individual, dressed in black garb and carrying a night stick (club) was intimidating voters. The deleted video contained audio where the intimidator gave you the option of voting for the democrat or forget voting.
Dr. King once said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” Mr. Holder likes to quote Dr. King frequently, but apparently that doesn't apply to this voter intimidation case. He also is quick to tell everyone that his late sister-in-law, Vivian Malone Jones, helped integrate the University of Alabama. He even went so far as to say "To compare that kind of courage, that kind of action, to say some Black Panther incident is of greater concern to us, historically, I think just flies in the face of history,” Holder said with evident exasperation.”
If Mr. Holder is exasperated what are we as White Americans? Is he saying that because we haven't suffered long enough that it does not count? Just discussing this I now join a long list of White Racist Whiners.
I grew up during the time Dr. King and Vivian Malone Jones were fighting for justice for blacks and other minorities. I believe that these people where treated unfairly, and in many instances still treated unfairly. How long do the rest of us have to pay for this- do we turn a blind eye on white injustice, do we not deserve legal protection?
This administration continues to straddle the civil rights movement. If we criticize the President we are racist. If we disagree on the new healthcare reform we are racists. Now when we have a case of voter intimidation again we are racist. From illegal immigration to healthcare to voter intimidation and fraud. When does it end? Sadly I think the civil rights movement has been set back 40 years.