"I understand that mistrust," Holder said. "I am the attorney general of the United States. But I am also a black man." The attorney general then described how he was stopped twice on the New Jersey Turnpike and accused of speeding. Police searched his car, going through the trunk and looking under the seats.
"I remember how humiliating that was and how angry I was and the impact it had on me," Holder said.
Holder also described how once, while living in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, he was running to catch a movie with his cousin when a squad car rolled up and flashed its lights at the pair. The officer yelled, "Where are you going? Hold it!" Holder recalled.
His cousin "started mouthing off," and Holder urged him to be quiet.
"We negotiate the whole thing, and we walk to our movie. At the time that he stopped me, I was a federal prosecutor. I wasn't a kid," he said.
by: Les Carpenter
Rational Nation USA
Purveyor of Truth
Attorney General Eric Holder gets his share of flak, often earned. But anyone who is reasonable and rational will understand why the above, taken from FOX News, speaks volumes.
People, regardless of race, ethnicity, or culture are shaped by the realities of their life. For anyone to deny or question that people are affected by circumstances as described above, particularly and especially when such circumstances are pervasive is to deny reason. Yet many continue to do so.
Until America looks at both its past and present acknowledging it's lumps, bumps, and scars we will continue to experience circumstances like Ferguson. But then I guess that's no surprize to anyone. Recognizing what it will take to truly clam the waters of racial tension, well, that is something a bit more difficult for many.
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