Sending the wrong message Holder

This was Holders acceptance speech in 2009 and his belligerent rhetoric hasn’t changed any since them.

Holder’s comments were the most pointed on the issue of race since a controversial 2009 speech when he described the United States as a “nation of cowards,” saying Americans have avoided candid discussions on race. Discussing an issue and aggravating it are two different methods of communications. Holder has declared what side he prefers.

Now who exactly was Holder referring to when he called the Americans a “nation of cowards?” Was it the whites, the blacks, the entire population, it was never really clear? I think the USA has some very brave people in it’s ranks but they prefer to do things in a positive fashion that doesn’t create hard-feeling rather than negative.

At the time I heard him make that statement, I said to myself “this is one pissed off guy;” for him to be a public servant, let alone the Attorney General of the entire USA (not the AG for just the black community) he certainly was starting off by showing his race card and the chip on his shoulder right off the bat. I gotta say, Obama knows how to pick them!!

The following are his most recent statements taken for the newspaper USA.

Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a sharp rebuke Saturday to recent racist remarks by the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team and a Nevada rancher, but he said the greatest threat to equality are “subtle” expressions of bigotry that remain a “troubling reality behind the headlines.”

In a commencement address to Morgan State University, Holder did not mention Clippers owner Donald Sterling and rancher Cliven Bundy by name, but he referred to the incidents of the “last few weeks and months” as “jarring reminders of the discrimination — and the isolated, repugnant, racist views — that in some places have yet to be overcome.” (These  statements come from a very insignificant small class of white people and should not have any reflection on the rest of the population) “These outbursts of bigotry, while deplorable, are not the true markers of the struggle that still must be waged, or the work that still needs to be done — because the greatest threats do not announce themselves in screaming headlines,” Holder said. “They are more subtle. They cut deeper. And their terrible impact endures long after the headlines have faded and obvious, ignorant expressions of hatred have been marginalized.” (Holders comment to the black community cut deeper in the long run than the actual discriminatory remarks made by the foolish white people. His remarks would eventually insight his people to take drastic steps rather than well thought out educated decisions)

I just may agree with some of what the sliver tonged AG said but he did ever address the reverse side of discrimination that the blacks directed to the whites.

I have witnessed black people say something about the whites  20 times worse than Sterling did about the blacks and there was never any backlash. Some people are ignorant and or some don’t know when the broad they are supporting 100% is tape recording them clandestinely.

Unless guys like Holder on the black side and the white leaders on the “honkey side” ( I am allowed to say that because I am one of them) put their heads together and work toward a common goal of education “their people” in a positive direction; speeches like Holder gave last night only add salt to the very open wound that some people are trying to close up. There is definitely very little progress being made when the troops are continually being agitated.

Does racism in this country need work? Absolutely but harmony is not achieved by the influential people on all sides continually pissing of the people that admire and look up to them for guidance them.

I continue to say,  people like Holder who have these very influential positions should at least be neutral in their dialog. They can have their opinion but they should keep any opinion that will cause more dissension in the ranks, to themselves.

Just as an observation. My opinion based on what I have heard the man imply; it would appear that Holder came for an under-privileged background thus developing a distaste for the white community. That is not how I read it.

As I read it his following mini-biography shows just the opposite. Is it possible he has been convinced from outside sources to take the route he has? You be the judge.

Eric Holder Biography

Eric Holder is the first African-American Attorney General of the United States.

Eric Holder was born on January 21st, 1951 in New York City. He attended Columbia Law School. Holder was an associate judge of the D.C. Superior Court under Reagan; U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C., then deputy attorney general under Clinton; and for Obama, Holder was senior legal advisor to his presidential campaign, and is now the first African-American Attorney General in history.
Early Education and Career

Judge, lawyer, political advisor. Born Eric Himpton Holder, Jr. on January 21st, 1951, to parents Eric and Miriam Holder in New York City. His mother was a telephone operator, and his father was a real estate broker. His parents both held strong ties to Barbados; his father emigrated from Saint Joseph, and his mother’s family emigrated from Saint Philip. The eldest of two brothers, Holder grew up in the predominantly black neighborhood of East Elmhurst, Queens.

Holder attended a public school in his neighborhood until the fourth grade, when he was selected to participate in a program for intellectually gifted children. The school consisted of predominantly white students, which Holder says forced him to keep his “foot in both worlds.” This only became more apparent when it came time to attend high school. While his friends at home chose to attend public schools in Queens, Holder’s white schoolmates were taking an exam to enter the city’s most elite institutions. Holder got into the prestigious Stuyvesant High School, an hour-and-a-half commute from his home, which pulled him even farther away from his neighborhood friends and community.

Holder says he concentrated mainly on his studies in high school, and felt overwhelmed by the rigorous academic demands placed on him at Stuyvesant. But the young man stayed well rounded; he was selected as the captain of the basketball team, and in 1969 he earned his high school diploma, as well as a Regents Scholarship.

That same year, Holder entered college at Columbia University. He played freshman basketball, attended shows at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, spent Saturdays mentoring local kids, and became active in civil rights. He received his bachelor’s degree in American history from Columbia University in 1973. In 1974, he began attending Columbia Law School while also clerking for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Department of Justice’s Criminal Division.

In 1976, Holder earned his law degree, and The Department of Justice gave him a job as part of the attorney general’s honors program. He was assigned to the newly formed Public Integrity Section, which investigated and prosecuted official corruption on the local, state and federal levels.

Appointments Under Reagan, Clinton and Bush

In 1988, Holder was nominated by former President Reagan to become an associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. During this time he presided over hundreds of civil and criminal trials. Holder was then nominated by President Clinton to serve as the U.S. attorney for Washington, D.C. in 1993. He was the first African-American to serve in the position. During his four-year term, he created a domestic violence unit, a community prosecution project, and a program for restricting gun laws.
In 1997, Holder made history yet again when President Clinton nominated him to be the deputy attorney general. Holder was quickly confirmed several months later by a unanimous vote in the Senate. He was the first African-American elected to the position, as well as the highest-ranking black person in law enforcement in the history of the United States at that time.

As deputy attorney general, Holder developed and issued the “Holder Memorandum,” which spelled out the guidelines for the criminal prosecution of corporations. He also developed rules for the regulation of health care, and assembled a task force that determined how to investigate criminal investigations of high-ranking federal employees.

At the president’s request, Holder created the organization, Lawyers for One America. The group was designed to bring greater diversity to the law profession, and increase pro bono work among the nation’s lawyers. Holder also briefly served under President Bush as Acting Attorney General, during the pending confirmation of Attorney General John Ashcroft.

After serving in this position for four years, Holder joined the private sector to work at the law firm, Covington and Burling LLC, in 2001. He continues to work at the firm, representing clients such as the National Football League during its investigation of quarterback Michael Vick, and the negotiation of an agreement with the Justice Department for Chiquita Brands International.

In addition to his normal workload, Holder serves on a number of philanthropic boards, including the Columbia University board, the Save the Children Foundation, and Concerned Black Men, a group that seeks to help troubled youth in D.C. He has also been nationally recognized for his work in the law profession; he was featured in the 2007 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and in 2008 he was named by The National Law Journal as one of “The Most 50 Influential Minority Lawyers in America” as well as by Legal Times for being one of the “Greatest Washington Lawyers of the Past 30 Years.”

Role in Obama Administration
In late 2007, Holder joined Senator Barack Obama’s presidential campaign as a senior legal advisor, and later served as one of three members on Obama’s vice-presidential selection committee. Holder is currently the U.S. Attorney General, making him the first African-American Attorney General in history.

He is married to obstetrician Sharon Malone. The couple has three children: Maya, Brooke and Eric. They currently reside in Washington, D.C.

It seems to me that until Holder made the connection with Mr. O it was mostly the white people that helped him out.

I think it is time for the man to start playing the role as the Attorney General of the USA instead of being the AG for only his side.



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