Just when Americans began to tune out the cacophony of news headlines and tune in the summer season of family, friends and relaxation, the nagging issue of race resurfaced. No matter one's skin color, it's "Here we go again."
Serious inquiries into potential Justice Department malfeasance related to voting rights are gaining momentum. Finally.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean on Sunday accused Fox News of racism for airing without verification a videotape of Agriculture Department official Shirley Sherrod apparently making racist remarks, which led to her dismissal.
It is certainly "racialist" for Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., under pressure from President Obama, to dismiss the case against the New Black Panther Party members accused by white witnesses of voter intimidation during the 2008 presidential election ("Racialist Justice," Comment & Analysis, Friday). It is equally egregious for the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division to have adopted "a policy of refusing to enforce civil rights laws on behalf of whites victimized by minority perpetrators," in the words of the editorial.
The Obama administration faced a blast of criticism Wednesday over its ouster of a black Agriculture Department employee for her remarks about race. The woman says she's not sure she would go back to her job now, even if asked.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People last week approved a resolution condemning a fringe element of the "tea party" movement for "explicitly racist behavior." It would require a flow chart the likes of which have not been seen since the days of health care reform to explain all of the ways this is wrong.
What if they threw a race war and nobody came? So far, thankfully, that sums up the results of the left's recent efforts to instigate racial animosity in America.
By now, the default judgment about the Barack Obama-Eric H. Holder Jr. Justice Department is that it discriminates intentionally on the basis of race. By the precise definition used in the American Heritage dictionary, the department is racialist.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People put forward a resolution yesterday formally accusing the Tea Party movement of racism. That's ironic coming from an organization whose mission is to promote the fortunes of one particular racial group.