John Fund describes a recent speech by Eric Holder at Columbia University in the National Review Online:
“Last month, in an appearance at Columbia University, his alma mater, Holder made a jarring statement in support of racial preferences, saying he “can’t actually imagine a time in which the need for more diversity would ever cease.” “Affirmative action has been an issue since segregation practices,” he declared. “The question is not when does it end, but when does it begin. . . . When do people of color truly get the benefits to which they are entitled?”
It’s hardly suprising to hear this from Holder. After all, we all know he got the job of Attorney General solely based on merit. We know that his race had nothing to do with it. You believe that — right?
But Mr. Holder — precisely what are these “benefits” that “people of color” are “entitled” to.
Eric Holder is supposed to be chief law enforcement officer for the United States. I’d like to ask Mr. Holder the following legal question:
What if the government took everything I’ve earned in my lifetime, and gave it to someone who was black?
Mr. Holder, is that your idea of “justice”?