Eric Holder, Obama’s activist Attorney General, has made it clear throughout his tenure at the Department of (In) Justice that he has two sets of rules and two sets of expectations. One for blacks and one for everyone else. [adsenseyu2]When members of the New Black Panthers committed obvious voter intimidation back in 2008, standing in front of a voting station in Philadelphia with their bully sticks threatening potential voters, Holder refused to press charges. In fact, Holder went even further than a refusal to file charges by stating that making a big deal out of the incident was demeaning to ‘his people’.
There is a danger in the Attorney General of the United States viewing the world constantly through the eyes of race. As he has clearly demonstrated throughout his time to occupy that office, he deals with each case before him, and even with cases not before him such as the Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case, through the eyes and actions of a race-based activist.
Given Holder’s history, it should come as no surprise that Eric Holder would attempt to interject himself into the day to day operations of a school system of which he is not part. Disciplinary action. Through the eyes of a race-baiting activist, a disparity in discipline must certainly be due to inherent racism on the part of the disciplinarian. It could have nothing to do with the number of rule violations by the student. It could have nothing to do with the severity of the disciplinary violation. No. In the eyes of someone like Holder, who feeds the fuel of racial unrest in order to exert power and control, racism must be the reason behind all disparity. And, if it isn’t, he will deem it so anyway.
In a report from The Hill, Eric Holder once again steps in to look at disciplinary action across the board, across the country through the lens of race.
Attorney General Eric Holder called upon the nation’s school districts Wednesday to rethink “zero tolerance” disciplinary policies that he said disproportionately punish minorities and push too many students into the justice system.
“Alarming numbers of young people are suspended, expelled or even arrested for relatively minor transgressions like school uniform violations, schoolyard fights or showing ‘disrespect’ by laughing in class,” Holder said during a speech in Baltimore.
Holder’s remarks accompanied the release Wednesday of new federal guidance from the departments of Justice and Education pressing schools to adopt disciplinary policies that are “fair, nondiscriminatory, and effective.”
Many might ask whether Holder’s actions and accusations are themselves discriminatory and unfair. One person who did more than ask, who actually called Holder out on this blanket application of his race-based reasoning is Lt. Col. Allen West, former Congressman from Florida.
So now the US Department of Justice under Eric Holder will use its power to enforce “civil rights protections” in school disciplinary actions. In fact, the DoJ and DoEd are putting schools on notice that they are prepared to use their authority to investigate the claims of racial disparity in the punishment of students.
West, who is a combat veteran, also taught in a school known for violent incidents for one year. He continued his attack against Holder’s race baiting with an example from his own personal experience.
I taught high school for one year in Deerfield Beach, Fla and in the end, it was such an enjoyable experience breaking up fights daily, that I decided to return to the combat zone of Afghanistan.
Teachers are already disrespected and attacked, not feared. There were students at Deerfield Beach who steered clear of the lunchroom for fear of being picked on or engaged in a fight. A kid was stabbed while I was on the faculty there.
Yes, this violence on campus was perpetrated 8 out of 10 times by black students, male and female, but it had nothing to do with racial disparity. It had everything to do with a lack of discipline and control.
If Allen West experienced this type of out of control behavior by students in just one year, imagine the type of stories you’d hear from teachers who have worked in a violent prone environment for years. But, reality doesn’t matter to the likes of a race-baiter like Eric Holder.
Back in 2009, Barack Obama went on the immediate attack against a white Cambridge police officer following the arrest of a black professor, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Prior to knowing all the facts about the situation; Obama himself jumped to conclusions and went on the attack, infusing racism into the situation.
“I think it’s fair to say, number one, any of us would be pretty angry,” Obama said. “Number two, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home. And number three – what I think we know separate and apart from this incident – is that there is a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped by law enforcement disproportionately, and that’s just a fact.”
The dangerous difference between Obama’s racially fueled opinion and that of Holder’s, at least in these particular instances, is that Holder will use his racist allegations and use the force and wrath of the Justice Department to pressure schools to discipline students differently. With this expectation, there are two rules. One more lenient set of rules for blacks and one for everyone else, namely whites.
West addressed this not so thinly veiled racism on the part of Holder as well.
This is my clear and succinct message to white Americans. How long will it be before “you people” realize you have elevated someone to the office of president who abjectly despises you — not to mention his henchman Holder. Combined they are the most vile and disgusting racists — not you.
Indeed, Lt. Col. West. Indeed.