The Department of Racial Injustice


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Holder’s Justice Department certainly isn’t the only part of the government pushing double standards for select ethnic groups. The Military Leadership Diversity Commission, established by the last Congress, urges the military to justify tests that have had the effect of excluding large numbers of minorities from leadership. “Racial/ethnic minorities are less likely to meet eligibility requirements than are non-Hispanic whites, and that gap is widening,” the panel’s recently-completed report notes. “The armed forces have not yet succeeded in developing a continuing stream of leaders who are as demographically diverse as the nation they serve.”

If there is something comical in the insertion of race into a governmental stance on bullying, there is something tragic in racial correctness trumping aptitude in the armed forces and law enforcement. Ill-equipped police and military officers are a life-and-death matter. Like 1978’s Bakke case, which inflamed public opinion against affirmative action because it involved racial quotas at a medical school, the Democrats’ overreach in pushing racial preferences for local cops and military leaders so greatly offends because it undermines safety.

Two patterns clearly emerge after more than two years of Barack Obama’s presidency. First, the Obama administration holds an omnipotent view of government that tolerates no limitations. Second, the Obama administration obsesses over race. If the government was not so hubristically intrusive, concerning itself with such distant matters as schoolyard bullies and the number of African Americans employed by a mid-sized Midwestern city, the racial preoccupations of the people running the government wouldn’t be so alarming. The monomaniacs would be powerless to rule us with the idea that rules them. The most dangerous bullies are those with an inflated sense of their own justice and no acknowledgement of an authority holding them in check.

Whoever said “don’t make a federal case out of it” never got around to telling the feds. From schoolyard bullies to the racial composition of local police forces, Uncle Sam has made its business that which isn’t its business. That’s what bullies do.

 

Daniel J. Flynn is the author of A Conservative History of the American Left (Crown Forum, 2008), Intellectual Morons (Crown Forum, 2004), and Why the Left Hates America (Prima Forum, 2002). He has appeared on Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, Sky News, PBS, CSPAN, and other networks. He writes a Monday column for Human Events and blogs at www.flynnfiles.com.

 

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  • Jim

    Don't expect reason or logic with Eric Holder. He is on the war path and could care less about about what we now know about his bigotry. If he could get enough power he would be a Black Hitler.
    No one should hold back from criticizing him for fear of retaliation . He is in the business of retaliation and holding back is to feed the alligator.

  • Andres de Alamaya

    Those of us who have fought racism in the past simply need to switch from fighting the redneck KKK to the blackneck KKK . The only difference is the former were public school drop outs and the present are college grads – but in basics that matter there is little difference.

  • FBastiat

    FROM: http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?…

    For Leftists, all evil is mass evil — "systemic," "institutional" evil — against which only they stand. Just look at how over these past decades American racism has contracted in practice (largely because of the revolt against government-imposed segregation) but exploded in Leftist theory. [America] the "rape culture" has also become a "racist society." It's gone from bigotry being the province of an Archie Bunker to this being a nation of Archie Bunkers — and worse. Contemporary America is routinely described by such figures as Julianne Malveaux ("two hundred million white racists"), Joe Faegin ("every major aspect of life [here] is shaped … by racist realities"), and Maulana Karenga ("increasing racism and continuing commitment to white supremacy") in terms honestly applicable only to apartheid or Nazism. But it's a progression not without its own logic: The greater the evil of the social masses, the greater the good of the socialist elite.

  • barrypatton

    scary guy

  • BLJ

    Holder is a tool. His boss is just as big a racist as he is. They are continuing the fine tradition of brainwashing blacks into considering themselves victims.

    This way the so-called black leaders of this country (Jackson and Sharpton included) do not have to be held accountable for the fact that they are living large on the backs of the people they claim to represent.

  • Atlas_Collins

    We don't need no stinkin' booges!

  • FBastiat

    FROM: http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?…

    For Leftists, all evil is mass evil — "systemic," "institutional" evil — against which only they stand. Just look at how over these past decades American racism has contracted in practice (largely because of the revolt against government-imposed segregation) but exploded in Leftist theory. [America] the "rape culture" has also become a "racist society." It's gone from bigotry being the province of an Archie Bunker to this being a nation of Archie Bunkers — and worse. Contemporary America is routinely described by such figures as Julianne Malveaux ("two hundred million white racists"), Joe Faegin ("every major aspect of life [here] is shaped … by racist realities"), and Maulana Karenga ("increasing racism and continuing commitment to white supremacy") in terms honestly applicable only to apartheid or Nazism. But it's a progression not without its own logic: The greater the evil of the social masses, the greater the good of the socialist elite.

  • Martel64

    Hey Blacks:

    WHAT "Systematic oppression"?
    WHAT "Racism"?
    WHAT "Unfairness"?
    WHAT "Man Keeping Us Down"?
    WHAT "Conspiracy against Blacks"?
    WHAT "Favoritism"?

  • USMCSniper
    • Dispozovdaburka

      You are sounding kinda "racialist!"

      • Dispozovdaburka

        ok

    • Martel64

      Black people: Heal Thyselves.

  • John

    You will know them by their fruits.

  • mattogilvie55

    I have often said that if white-hating black leftwingers ever got put in charge, this is what would happen. Obama hates white people. So does his wife; she admitted as much during the 2008 campaign. And so does Holder. To black people like them (which unfortunately seems to make up the majority of black Americans), "equality" means, "we are running things." Now it is pay-whitey-back time.

  • Slav
  • Dispozovdaburka

    Pharoah is runnin the show.
    Newsflash!
    Don't destroy the pyramids,
    or our cities.
    We won't rebuild them again.
    Never again.

  • Toa

    The only reason that the Australian video drew such a response from The Hussein and Holder is that they and their "post-racial" friends can't stand the thought of White men standing up for themselves, for any reason.

    Beware when you hear some Leftist ruler talk about going against bullying; he/she is creating a pretext to persecute some targeted not-protected-by-PC group. Just like what we saw take place in Wisconsin and other places after the "Liberals" called for "civility", using the Arizona shootings as a cover and blaming Conservatives for the whole thing.

  • Steve Chavez

    Didn't Blacks vote 92% for Obama due to the color of his skin, and not the content of his character, thereby turning their hero MLK's Dream into a NIGHTMARE? Most of them continue to support him now that his character, which is nothing like theirs, is exposed. Obama listened to rantings on Black Liberation Theology, which is as racist as it gets, in his church while most other Blacks passionately and energetically sing the most beautiful music praising Jesus in their Church! Obama's church even dared to equate Karl Marx with Jesus Christ! QUESTION: What word is next to MARX in the dictionary? MARY, the mother of Jesus Christ next to the father of Communism who said "there is no god!" And what is next to COMMUNISM? COMMUNION the body and blood of Jesus Christ! WHY IS THIS? THERE IS A WAR BETWEEN JESUS AND MARX! I thought the victory of Jesus in the 80's (Pope, Nicaragua/Central America/Liberation Theology/Soviet Union/Berlin Wall was the ultimate battle of these two ideologies but now I'm seeing a battle where fake believers like Obama are actually hiding behind their fake Christian beliefs as a Con against true believers! Remind you too of Pelosi?

  • Jim

    Holder and Obama are both lazy, shiftless negro thugs, They live up to every negative negro stereotype there is.

  • Martel64

    YES WE CAN – now say that Blacks not only be racist, but, can be more racist than Whitey!!!! YES WE CAN!!!!

    • Greg

      I've never seen so many factless honkies on one post, and I'm white. This is a shame people. We have to do better.