For much of his life, Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. carried around something peculiar. While most people keep cash, family photos and credit cards in their wallets, Holder revealed to a reporter in 1996 that he keeps with him an old clipping of a quote from a Harlem preacher, Reverend Samuel D. Proctor. Holder put the clipping in his wallet in 1971, when he was studying history at Columbia University, and kept it in wallet after wallet over the ensuing decades.
What were Proctor’s words that Holder found so compelling?
"Blackness is another issue entirely apart from class in America. No matter how affluent, educated and mobile (a black person) becomes, his race defines him more particularly than anything else. Black people have a common cause that requires attending to, and this cause does not allow for the rigid class separation that is the luxury of American whites. There is a sense in which every black man is as far from liberation as the weakest one if his weakness is attributable to racial injustice."
When asked to explain the passage, Holder replied, “It really says that… I am not the tall U.S. Attorney, I am not the thin United States Attorney, I am the black United States Attorney. And he was saying that no matter how successful you are, there’s a common cause that bonds the black Unites States attorney with the black criminal or the black doctor with the black homeless person.”
Has anyone ever asked Holder what exactly is the “common cause” that binds the black attorney general and the black criminal? More important, what should the black attorney general do about this common cause? Should the black criminal feel empathy for the black attorney general, or more likely, do the favors only flow in one direction?
Holder’s explanation of Proctor’s quote offers some key insights into our attorney general’s worldview. First, being “more particular” than anything else, skin color limits and defines Americans – in other words, race comes first for Holder. Second, despite Americans’ widespread belief in trans-racial principles such as individual liberty and equal protection, blacks are expected to show solidarity with other blacks. And third, black law enforcement officers are expected to show this solidarity toward their racial compatriots, including black criminals.
It may seem shocking to hear these racialist views ascribed to America’s top law enforcement officer. But to people who have worked inside the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice, these attitudes are perfectly familiar. In fact, Holder’s revelation is small stuff compared to the racial bias and leftwing extremism that pervade that institution.
Originally posted by AThousandYoungLovely message. If thats not a hate based group I dont know what is.
Yeah, black people are special, just like everyone else
I haven't read the book.
This reminds me of:
York, Malachi Z. “This is your message Najwa and Davina, Kirsten” (letter) 10 November 2004
The Caucasian has not been chosen to lead the world. They lack true ...[text shortened]... ere left unattended. They were never to taste blood. They did, and their true nature came out.…