Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Eric Holder, Racist POS

Ok, he's officially a POS.

AP photo

Here's what he said today:
Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. Though race related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race. (Emphasis mine.) It is an issue we have never been at ease with and given our nation’s history this is in some ways understandable. And yet, if we are to make progress in this area we must feel comfortable enough with one another, and tolerant enough of each other, to have frank conversations about the racial matters that continue to divide us. But we must do more- and we in this room bear a special responsibility. Through its work and through its example this Department of Justice, as long as I am here, must - and will - lead the nation to the "new birth of freedom" so long ago promised by our greatest President. This is our duty and our solemn obligation.
Let me tell you something, you freaking lunatic. One of the reasons we don't talk a lot about race is -- there's not a lot of racism in everyday life! Sure, there is racism out there. And you really don't have to look too far to find it. And we can all do a better job of standing up against it. I'll give you that one, you dope.

But WTF do you want? I'm in a meeting with 5 execs of a billion dollar company, negotiating a multi-million dollar deal, and you want me to ask one or two of them if they got to this position of trust and responsibility by overcoming race in the workplace?

Let's use a better example...let's say I'm a lawyer, and I'm negotiating a plea deal with DOJ staff and attorneys. During our negotiations, do you want me to say, "Hey, while we're here, let's discuss how those of you of color in this room got here and why."? How long would my client stay out of jail? Don't you morons understand inappropriate behavior?

Good God. Can't we talk about business? Can't we talk about saving people's jobs without resorting to race? We all want to solve problems using COLORBLIND rules...why do you want Color-sensitive blinders on?

Are there any adults in this administration?

1 comment:

Vince said...

If we are to make progress in this area we must feel comfortable enough with one another


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