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Sotomayor's Affirmative Action Dissent Was 'Courageous,' Holder Says


Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. on Wednesday described as "courageous and personal" the dissent from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor in the Michigan affirmative action case.

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  • Donald Sterling

    I just don‘t know what Mr. Holder is talking about. There is no more racism in America. I give my employees, most of whom are black, food, clothing, cars, and houses. They never complain. Mr. Holder should come visit me in Los Angeles and see for himself. Just don‘t bring any black people to my games.

  • ColorBlindJustice

    The Justice and the AG would be more helpful in moving us all toward the color blind day MLK dreamed of if they‘d stop whining about Whitey‘s resistance to quotas and instead start chastising their own black and Hispanic communities about the need to dramatically reduce their catastrophically self-dooming out-of-wedlock birthrates. Having children for whom you can‘t afford to buy Dr. Seuss books, much less make the time to read aloud at bedtime each night, and stubbornly insisting on raising those children without the live-in loving discipline of married fathers is the most irresponsible thing anyone can do and far more detrimental to the prospects of minority kids than any frequently alleged lingering institutional racism.

  • Common Sensory

    Holder went a step further, saying that "progress will require not just open and honest dialogue, but a willingness to confront these difficult issues through principled action—to address and remediate the lingering impacts of racial discrimination."

    Principled action by those being discriminated against or by those doing the discriminating?

  • TiredOfSlackers

    People like Holder will always think that they are entitled to be cut slack.

    What they deserve is a chance to compete through hard work and character just like everyone else, no more or less.

    If they or their children cannot make the grade then they need to work harder to do so. They always have a chance to encourage their children to do better just like so many others have done.

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