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Eric Holder: Racial Preferences Needed for National Security
PJ Media ^ | August 14, 2012 | J. Christian Adams

Posted on 08/14/2012 11:57:40 AM PDT by jazusamo

The Eric Holder Justice Department has filed this brief in the United States Supreme Court defending racial preferences at the University of Texas. (Texas, by the way, is also vigorously defending the racial preferences.) Abigail Fisher, who is white, is challenging race preferences that cost her a slot at the University of Texas law school. Because the racial spoils go to Obama’s most loyal political constituency, people of color, naturally Eric Holder’s Justice Department is defending them by spending your tax dollars paying lawyers to write the brief.

None of that is a surprise. What is surprising is the argument the Justice Department makes in the brief — that racial preferences are vital to national security:

It is a pressing necessity in an era of intense competition in the global economy and ever evolving worldwide national-security threats. The government, moreover, has a vital interest in drawing its personnel — many of whom will eventually become its civilian and military leaders — from a well-qualified and diverse pool of university and service-academy graduates of all backgrounds who possess the understanding of diversity that is necessary to govern and defend the United States.

This might mark the first time the ideologues in the administration have placed national security topmost among their priorities — even if it is a phony argument.

Let’s consider one of the lawyers who signed the brief. Thanks to PJ Media’s Pulitzer-nominated/submitted Every Single One series, we know a great deal about the radical backgrounds of well over 100 new hires in the Justice Department. Sharon McGowan is a new Holder career civil service hire in the Appellate Section of the Civil Rights Division.

Hans von Spakovsky at PJ Media:

Sharon McGowan: Prior to joining the Section, Ms. McGowan spent six years as a staff attorney at the ACLU, working on its Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) & AIDS Project. Her claim to fame there was that she brought a lawsuit against the Library of Congress on behalf of a Special Forces veteran who was denied a job after announcing his/her intention to transition from male to female. The case resulted in a dubious ruling by a hard-core liberal Clinton appointee (James Robertson, who mercifully has since retired from the bench) that Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination also protects individuals who are undergoing sex-change operations. Judge Robertson’s decision notwithstanding, I’m fairly confident that’s not what Congress had in mind when it passed the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

While working at the ACLU, Ms. McGowan co-authored “The Rights of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgender People: The Authoritative ACLU Guide.” She also was a contributing author to “Lesbian/Gay Law Notes,” which is published by the Lesbian & Gay Law Association of Greater New York. Earlier in her career, she interned for the National Center for Lesbian Rights. And she remains a frequent speaker on gender identity issues. Here’s a sample of her work.

As I have written many times, people wrongly assume the radical policies of Eric Holder’s Justice Department come from the radicalism of Holder and his top lieutenants. They think once America rids itself of Eric Holder, the problem is solved.

The truth is far more disturbing. Radicals have burrowed throughout the Justice Department, pushing radical policies and outlandish arguments like the one defending race preferences in Texas. These lawyers genuinely believe that classifying people on the basis of race helps defend the nation. Until Congress addresses the hijacking of the bureaucracy through budgetary measures, the echoes of Eric Holder will continue to resonate through a Romney administration.


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: diversity; doj; holder; mcgowan; newblackpanthers; racialpreferences; racism
Holder is the leading racist at the Injustice Department and using national security to promote racism is beyond pathetic.
1 posted on 08/14/2012 11:57:52 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Yeah 0bama and Holder.. Oh wait, they’re both black and respectively the worst President and DOJ Attorney General EVER!


2 posted on 08/14/2012 12:05:00 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: jazusamo

Would you want to be known as a quota boy?
Sort of like Mrs Warren? Obammy? Holder?


3 posted on 08/14/2012 12:05:57 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: jazusamo

This is why we have to win both houses of congress by large margins and the presidency if this country is going to survive.


4 posted on 08/14/2012 12:06:03 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: jazusamo
Report: "Eric Holder: Racial Preferences Needed for … National Security

Response: The interesting feature being the number of people who are surprised that a black would favor his fellows over a white.

5 posted on 08/14/2012 12:08:35 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Yep, Eric the Red is an out-in-the-open supporter of “his people” as is his boss but his boss isn't quite so open about it.
6 posted on 08/14/2012 12:15:26 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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7 posted on 08/14/2012 12:17:12 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Holder is Barry’s race czar and Butchie Napolitano is his gender (or lack thereof) czar. What a circus. Whitey need not apply.


8 posted on 08/14/2012 12:48:25 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (You win some, you lose some and some you don't suit up for.)
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To: jazusamo

Diversity helps National Security?

Germany almost took over the world by going in the opposite direction.

Japan, the most non-diverse nation in the world, had its strength from the like-mindedness of its people.

People forget what history has taught us and just make things up now.


9 posted on 08/14/2012 1:04:40 PM PDT by bestintxas (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is missing its Idiot, thankfully.)
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To: jazusamo

Diversity helps National Security?

Germany almost took over the world by going in the opposite direction.

Japan, the most non-diverse nation in the world, had its strength from the like-mindedness of its people.

People forget what history has taught us and just make things up now.


10 posted on 08/14/2012 1:07:29 PM PDT by bestintxas (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is missing its Idiot, thankfully.)
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To: jazusamo

(— from a well-qualified and diverse pool of university and service-academy graduates of all backgrounds who possess the understanding of diversity that is necessary to govern and defend the United States.)

The method to govern and defend the United States is spelled out in the U.S Constitution. I can not find the section that explains an understanding of diversity is necessary to govern and defend the United States.........


11 posted on 08/14/2012 1:15:16 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: bestintxas
Well said...People should be recognized for their intelligence and work ethic and not for the color of their skin or ethnic background.

Our national security would be enhanced by employing the most qualified people for a job and affirmative action is counter productive to that.

13 posted on 08/14/2012 1:21:01 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

BTTT


14 posted on 08/14/2012 1:23:16 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: ETL

Thanks for your post, ETL.


15 posted on 08/14/2012 1:25:04 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo; y'all
Funny, I ranted abt this this morning (I've been watching this for a while now...it's pretty big imo):

In practice the indoctrination begins within public schools administrated largely by leftists. And later those not conforming to "diversity" ethos or having the proper skin color are screened out-- to the fullest extent possible without kindling all out revolt by the newly fashionable oppressed-- of higher education by admissions depts commanded by leftists. This substantially increases the likelihood those who harmonize to this precept will then advance into successful positions throughout pvt and public sectors, who are, once again, favored over those within industry in competition for vital and influential roles...and so it goes. And so do we. After me now, "let us all celebrate diversity!" Feel that tingly feeling? That means it's working.

Would like to append now highlighting the Injustice Dept's Role in bringing down the judicial hammer to bang "diversity" through whenever recalcitrant whitey pops uppity.

We cannot allow four more years of oppressive gangsta social justice.

Anybody disagree?

16 posted on 08/14/2012 1:35:23 PM PDT by Dysart (You didn't post that. Someone else made that happen.)
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To: Dysart
You're correct...The leftists both in and out of academia have been refining preferences and affirmative action for several decades.

Now Obama and thugs in Washington are blatantly using the Injustice Dept to further their cause, even with unconstitutional moves.

17 posted on 08/14/2012 1:44:45 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Well, taking down an entire society takes time, you know, this fundamental transformation...that's why they need four more years of executive fiat orders, fed agencies regulatory end-runs, and ample legal shenanigans to get the job done.

Hence, I support Romney-Ryan over Obama 2012; and I have to be honest- will not pretend to wring my hands over the matter. The fact the my guy didn't win or Romney wasn't on my preferred short or long list or whether or not I endorse his faith does not factor at all.

Obama Must Git!

And I'll be watching this case from Texas updating as appropriate. Thanks for posting today.

18 posted on 08/14/2012 2:11:52 PM PDT by Dysart (Leftists are not Liberals)
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To: jazusamo

I think Martin Luther King is spinning in his grave...


19 posted on 08/14/2012 2:42:52 PM PDT by Popman (In a place you only dream of Where your soul is always free)
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To: jazusamo

You’re welcome. Thanks for posting the thread.

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Eric Holder: Black Panther Case Demeans “My People”
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2011/03/eric-holder-black-panther-case-demeans-my-people/


20 posted on 08/14/2012 2:58:10 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: jazusamo

“The Justice Department explains that it dropped a Black Panther voter-intimidation case because of lack of evidence. Pay no attention to the thugs outside the polling place.”

Eric Holder Vs. Black Panthers:
http://news.investors.com/article/534551/201005191849/eric-holder-vs-black-panthers.htm


21 posted on 08/14/2012 2:59:52 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

J. Christian Adams of course was involved in the original case that was won against the BP before Holder and thugs dismissed it.

Hans A. von Sakovsky is another former DOJ attorney who I’m sure you’re familiar with.

Here’s a scathing article he wrote regarding Holder and the NBPP case dismissal, if you haven’t already read it it’s worth reading.

The New Black Panther Fix
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2690370/posts


22 posted on 08/14/2012 3:27:26 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Sakovsky = Spakovsky


23 posted on 08/14/2012 3:28:31 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks. I actually didn’t follow the details that closely.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 3:32:45 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: jazusamo

How about a campaign plank to end all racial and sexual preferences and treat everyone freaking equal under the law as the Constitution says?!?

Crap on a crutch. That would be freaking “progress.”


25 posted on 08/14/2012 5:52:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
Bravo! That's exactly as it should be but unfortunately equal protection under the law seems to be a thing of the past, at least for RATS and RINOs.
26 posted on 08/14/2012 5:59:03 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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