Wall Street Journal editorial writer Jason Riley said, “No matter how much racism you think remains in this county, the policies promoted by this administration are much more harmful to the prospects of blacks in America than racism.”
Riley was reacting to comments Eric Holder made Friday about his and Obama’s political opposition. “There’s a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there’s a racial animus,” Holder said.
Riley hammered Holder’s illogical comments by pointing out that it is the Obama administration’s “opposition to school choice, which helps black kids get out of failing schools and their support for minimum wage laws that price blacks out of the labor force, that are much more harmful than any residual racism in America.”
“Eric Holder does not want to have a serious conversation about race in America,” Riley continued, “nor does President Obama.”
“This is the agenda that the black left pushes, that racism is an all-purpose explanation for what ails black America,” Riley said.
Riley goes on to define the exact reasoning behind Holder’s comments saying Eric Holder is “making these comments for political reasons.”
“The Democrats are concerned about turnout among minorities in November. They have not had a lot to offer that group of people in terms of policy. If you look at unemployment rates, how the economy is doing; and all Democrats have to offer here is scaremongering, scaring them to the polls.”
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