Obama-Holder's latest punish-Whitey move
Posted: March 15, 2011
1:00 am Eastern
Considering the disastrous effect we are witnessing because of the election of an unqualified person as president, who then appoints an even more unqualified individual as attorney general – do we now really want our communities patrolled and protected by unqualified, barely-able-to-tie-their-own-shoestrings police officers?
That's exactly what's happening in the Dayton, Ohio, Police Department – and it is happening under the directive of Attorney General Eric Holder's Department of Justice.
Obama was to be America's post-racial president, and yet, he has, from the beginning, shown his eagerness to be the polar opposite. Race has led the way in Obama's administration from the beginning – from Jeremiah Wright, who has proven himself to be as racially polarizing as Louis Farrakhan, and under whose pastoral tutelage he sat under for 20 years, to his maligning the Cambridge, Mass., Police Department for properly doing their jobs during their interaction with Henry Louis Gates. There are also Obama's recent comments in the new book, "Family of Freedom: Presidents and African-Americans in the White House," in which he calls members of the Tea Party racists. His wife has parroted the same claim, albeit only contrived evidence exists to support their claims.
Erik Rush's new book is bold, daring and needed: "Negrophilia: From Slave Block to Pedestal - America's Racial Obsession"
Eric Holder has ignored my repeated calls, in my official capacity as chairman of Project 21, to appoint a special prosecutor in the case of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case. This, even as career lawyers for DOJ have testified to their being instructed to prosecute cases based on race, as long as those being prosecuted aren't black. (See "Black Leader Again Requests Obama Call for Black Panther Special Prosecutor"; nationalcenter.org; July 13, 2010)
So the attorney general, who apparently bases properly representing his office on color of skin, purposes to compromise the safety of an entire city based on color.
Let me ask you – if it came down to a police officer saving your life and/or performing at the highest, most efficient level possible, would you care whether he were black, white or qualified? The city of Dayton is desperate for police officers, yet the Obama-Holder DOJ has forced the postponement of hiring because Holder views the required test scores as being too high for blacks to pass them. ("Civil Service Board Announces Police Recruit Scores"; abc.daytonsnewssource.com; March 11, 2011)
Isn't it insulting for blacks to be told that the only way they can pass an exam is if the scoring requirements are reduced to the equivalent of an "F" or a "D"? If Speaker Boehner or Gov. Sarah Palin said the same thing, the outcry would be isoseismic. The Fraternal Order of Police and the Dayton NAACP are in agreement that lowering the passing level is a safety issue for the people of Dayton.
Lowering test scores in an attempt to increase the number of blacks on a police force is wrong on many levels and for many reasons – not least of which is community safety.
Police officers are the bricks and mortar protecting our communities from criminal intrusion, thus their personal safety as well as ours demands that personnel be hired not based on the department's race sensitivity, but rather its qualification sensitivity. Further, using blacks as gimcracks to further the administration's agenda and divide our communities along racial lines is unforgivable.
This is yet another example of the contempt Obama and Holder share for states rights and of their eager willingness to use the race card to further their murky objectives. One question that has yet to be answered to my satisfaction is: to what extent are Obama and Holder using race to further said agendas, and to what extent are they using race as an invective to punish whites? The answer to that question should be pursued as aggressively as Dan Rather and the mainstream media pursued George W. Bush's military records.
That said, one thing is for sure – neither Obama nor Holder is calling for exam requirements be lowered to failing levels for those charged with their own protection.
Mychal Massie is chairman of the National Leadership Network of Black Conservatives-Project 21 – a conservative black think tank located in Washington, D.C. He was recognized as the 2008 Conservative Man of the Year by the Conservative Party of Suffolk County, N.Y. He is a nationally recognized political activist, pundit and columnist. He has appeared on Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, NBC, Comcast Cable and talk radio programming nationwide. A former self-employed business owner of more than 30 years, Massie can be followed at mychal-massie.com.