Attorney General Eric Holder plans to push, during his final weeks in office, a new standard of proof for civil-rights offenses, saying in an exit interview with POLITICO that such a change would make the federal government “a better backstop” against discrimination in cases like Ferguson and Trayvon Martin.In a lengthy discussion ranging from his own exposure to the civil rights movement of the ’60s to today’s controversies surrounding the shootings of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, Holder also acknowledged that he felt some of his own struggles with Republicans in Congress during his six years in office were driven partly by race.
“There have been times when I thought that’s at least a piece of it,” Holder said, adding that “I think that the primary motivator has probably been political in nature … [but] you can’t let it deflect you from … your eyes on the prize.”
I am tempted to change the name of his political party from Democrat to Victim-Stancer. Whil there is some ugly history in America about how blacks were treated, the major cause of problems for black Americans today is usually blacks: black criminals picking on their neighbors; black kids treating education by their peers as "acting white"; black politicians who run big cities as public feeding troughs for teacher unions.
And because this victim-stancing is so successful as a political strategy, many other groups have jumped on the victim-stancing wagon of the Democrats: the "rape culture" of colleges; homophobia; you name it.