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Eric Holder Can’t Stop Race Baiting: ‘America Built On Slavery And Oppression’

It never ends...

Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a speech in Memphis, Tennessee earlier this week at a “My Brother’s Keeper” summit and used the event to spread a message of racial division.

“Bonds that have been broken must be restored. Bonds that have never existed must now be created,” Holder started. “Over the centuries, Memphis has undergone a remarkable series of transformations–from a hub in the immoral slave trade, helping to fuel a 19th-century economy founded on oppression and built on the backs of those our nation held in chains, to a diverse, inclusive, and thriving urban center–known for its legendary music; vibrant, wonderful culture and even better barbecue.”

What’s with these liberals’ need to dwell on America’s past? Why is the first black attorney general speaking to a room full of young and older black people and focusing so heavily on the slave trade?

It’s 2014. Get. Over. It.

Later in his speech, Holder said “It’s also something that’s very sobering to me, because I realize because of the bravery of these people, I’m now the attorney general of the United States serving an African-American president.”

Why Holder can’t stop talking about chains and the slave trade and talk more about the positive strides America has made, is beyond me. But the more he dwells on the negative, the worse off we as a nation will be.

Eric Holder focusing so heavily on America’s checkered past of slavery and racial discrimination can only lead to lingering anxiety, which, no doubt, is this administration’s goal. It’s Holder’s apparent inability to embrace a post-racial mindset that renders too many people ill-prepared to accept the fact that America has made tremendous progress on race.

There’s something to be said about the fact that since the election of the first black president we still seem to lack the ability to move forward on race in America.

And that, sadly, is by design.


Jerome Hudson

Managing Editor

Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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