Attorney General Eric Holder is finally getting some well-deserved scrutiny over his outright lies about Operation Fast and Furious. The Obama Department of Justice [DOJ] was involved in selling weapons to Mexican drug cartels that ended up killing at least one US Border Patrol Agent. The ostensible purpose: to track weapons flows. But it’s obvious that the real motive was to blame Mexican drug and border violence on our Second Amendment, rather than on Mexico’s corruption and Obama’s failure to secure the border.
But, atrocious as Fast and Furious was, it is just the tip of the iceberg. In his excellent new book Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department, J. Christian Adams goes beneath the surface to expose the whole massive mess.
Adams was a career attorney in the Justice Department. He resigned in protest over the New Black Panther cover-up. During the 2008 elections, members of the New Black Panther Party in Philadelphia dressed in paramilitary gear, brandished batons, and warned white poll watchers “you are about to be ruled by the black man, cracker.” This was about as open and shut a case of voter intimidation as you can get. But, as Adams details, the Obama DOJ intentionally quashed the prosecution because it simply did not want to protect whites from violations by blacks.
Adams is a conservative Republican, but his book is far from a partisan screed. He quotes many honest liberals who were also outraged over the cover-up. One of the poll watchers who reported the intimidation was Bartle Bull, who litigated for black voting Rights under Robert Kennedy. Bull called the Black Panther case, “the most blatant form of voter intimidation I have encountered in my life…even going back to the work I did in Mississippi in the 1960s.”
And the other main whistleblower in the Obama DOJ is Chris Coates—a Clinton appointee who previously worked for the ACLU. Coates testified before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission about the Panther case. One voting section attorney named Avner Shapiro told Coates: “I didn’t come to work in the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department to sue black people.” Coates commented that in the Obama DOJ there is a “hostile atmosphere…against race-neutral enforcement of the Voting Rights Act.”
Adams even quotes an official e-mail from a Voting section lawyer named Luz Lopez-Ortiz, who came to this country as an illegal alien, calling Coates a “Klansman.”
While Adams gives a great exposé of the Black Panther case, the book goes far beyond this incident. He gives a firsthand account of how race-obsessed the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division has become under Obama and Holder, and how this is manifested in many different areas.
“Blackness is another issue entirely apart from class in America. No matter how affluent, educated and mobile [a black man] becomes, his race defines him more particularly than anything else…There is a sense in which every black man is as far from liberation as the weakest one if his weakness is attributable to racial injustice.”
While Holder was the Clinton-appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, he explained that this meant
“I am not the tall U.S. Attorney, I am not the thin United States Attorney, I am the black United States Attorney. And he [Proctor] was saying that no matter how successful you are, there’s a common cause that bonds the black Unites States attorney with the black criminal or the black doctor with the black homeless person.”
This alone should have disqualified Holder from being Attorney General. But amazingly, I had never even heard of this quote until reading this book.
Adams gives example after example of pure racial animus from top attorneys in the Obama DOJ:
- Charla Jackson, the head of DOJ’s Housing Section, does not let the staff hold picnics, because she thinks that the word’s etymology traces back to “pick on niggers” where white Southerners would lunch in open areas, bringing a lynching rope and targeting defenseless blacks for fun. (A quick look in the Oxford English Dictionary reveals it comes from the French piquenique.)
- Assistant Attorney General Loretta King, upon assuming office, gave a speech to the Voting Rights Division saying “I can’t tell you how exciting it is to look up at the photos [of Eric Holder and Barack Obama], and see we now have two black men running the country. “ Most of the crowd cheered. Adams reflects that if a white manager of a state agency said how wonderful it would be to see white men running the country, Holder and King would sue them.
Although not the focus of the book, Adams devotes a section the Obama/Holder Justice Department’s pro-amnesty agenda. He points to many Open Borders radicals within the Justice Department. For example,
- Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Tom Perez was involved with Casa De Maryland. Perez defended the failure to prosecute the Black Panthers because George Bush allegedly did not prosecute a group of Minutemen who he said brandished weapons and approached Latino voters. As Adams notes, the incident he cited did not involve any weapons, or the Minutemen approaching any voters.
- Just days after Arizona passed SB 1070, the DOJ hosted training sessions to battle “anti-immigrant” laws. One of the attorneys leading this effort: Monica Ramirez who came to DOJ from the ACLU’s Immigrant Rights branch.
- Two Voting Section Managers have given presentations to the Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norteamérica, a group funded by the Mexican government that explicitly promotes illegal immigration and fights assimilation. Adams notes that DOJ staffers were given the day off work to attend COFEM rallies.
Adams writes: “Nowhere is the disconnect between the American people and the Obama DOJ more apparent than in the DOJ’s attack on [SB 1070].” Adams calls Arizona the “New Alabama” because of the zealotry of the federal attack on it. He notes that Obama’s assault on Arizona’s stand against illegal immigration predates SB 1070. DOJ launched an investigation into Sheriff Joe Arpaio for his Official English policies in jail within two weeks of Obama’s inauguration. It has launched multiple lawsuits against him since.
Adams aptly sums up the attitude in the Obama DOJ to immigration:
“These open borders radicals interpret immigration policy purely through the lens of race. In their minds, racial animus is the only explanation why towns such as Farmers Branch and Carpentersville enacted their ordinances.”
Adams gives scores of other examples of the Obama DOJ’s racial agenda. Just a couple:
- suing school districts for racial discrimination based solely on the fact that blacks are disproportionately punished;
- suing a Berkeley, Illinois middle school for not allowing the sole math lab teacher to take three weeks off in the middle of exams to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca.
Adams writes from the perspective of a colorblind conservative. He still supports the stated goals of the early civil rights movement and praises Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, and the NAACP. He even is somewhat deferential to the 1960s-era Black Panthers.
These qualifications may make a few VDARE.com readers roll their eyes. But it does not take away from the importance of Injustice. Regardless if one comes from a race-realist or color-blind perspective, there can be no doubt that Eric Holder and Barack Obama’s Department of Justice is dedicated to trampling on the civil rights of White Americans.
In Injustice, Adams does a better job than anyone in documenting this reality. Of course, this explains why he has not been widely reviewed in the Main Stream Media.
“Washington Watcher” [email him] is an anonymous source Inside The Beltway.