Rule of Law

The Actual Race Card in Eric Holder's Wallet

I joined Megyn Kelly on Kelly File this week to talk about Eric Holder going to Ferguson.  I later noted that Holder’s swift appearance in Ferguson was driven by two things: 1) dividing people on the basis of race to take sides inappropriately, and 2) stoking turnout for the mid-term elections for Democrats.  The issue is never the issue with this crowd.  The issue is power,  getting it, using it, and keeping it.
In the interview, I noted that Holder has kept a race card in wallet for decades, a literal race card.  Megyn asked “what?!” and I didn’t have time to get into the details.  Below is an excerpt from the first two pages of my book Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department It describes the rancid racialist attitude Holder brings to his job, and the race card he really keeps in his wallet.  From Injustice:

For much of his life, Attorney General Eric H. 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 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 United 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 toward 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 fanaticism and leftwing extremism that pervade that division.

The rest of Injustice documents that racial extremism.