Our black political class wants to feed us outrage over the case of Trayvon Martin. But for 3 years the black press, advocacy organizations and the black political class have ignored the Obama administration’s attempt to keep as many unjustly sentenced crack defendants in jail under old and unjust laws as long as possible. Why are they ignoring this, and more importantly, why are we?
By: Bruce A. Dixon
The reminisces of President Barack Obama about being racially profiled in department stores, and Attorney General Eric Holder’s recollections of being stopped for driving and/or running while black don’t matter. These two are not philosophers, contributing to some imaginary national conversation on race. One is the most powerful man in the world, and the other his chief legal deputy.