Thus we have the light brown US Attorney General Eric Holder taking offence at Representative John Culbertson (R-Texas) quoting a former Democratic party activists to the effect that the 2008 intimidation of voters by club-bearing Black Panthers in Philadelphia was the most serious such act he had witnessed in his career. Holder replied:
When you compare what people endured in the South in the 60s to try to get the right to vote for African Americans, and to compare what people were subjected to there to what happened in Philadelphia - which was inappropriate, certainly that…to describe it in those terms I think does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line, who risked all, for my people.Interesting. For the Attorney General "my people" is not the citizens of the United States, but only those with an African ancestor. And he seems to think that the wrong done to "his people" until the 1960s means that said people should not, today, be held to the legal standard that some brave individuals did, indeed, die to uphold.
So, an advocate of separate legal standards for black people. In what way is that different in principle to the Jim Crow laws that the Democratic party imposed in the South for the ninety years before the 1960s?