The Obama administration has done little to calm racial tensions as they spread from Manhattan to St. Louis to Los Angeles.
Quite the opposite, some top officials have fueled African-American
fears of racism with false accusations of anti-black discrimination.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s race-baiting is no secret. Justice
Department documents show the nation’s top cop gave thousands of dollars
to help the Rev. Al Sharpton organize marches protesting the death of
Now he’s sent the civil-rights unit to St. Louis to do the same thing in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
Less known, however, is the role of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez,
who’s made incendiary — and shamefully disingenuous — statements about
race relations in America.
Last month, for instance, Perez told hundreds of black students in
Washington, DC, that school authorities in the South recently had black
high-schoolers arrested for infractions as innocuous as fashion faux pas
He made the shocking allegation during a July 15 speech he delivered at Howard University.
Perez recounted a recent visit to Mississippi, claiming: “I was
looking at their feet and every one of them had an ankle bracelet — they
were 14 years old — and that’s because they were all in the
And I asked them: ‘What are you in for?’ One was, uh, wrong color tie. One was the wrong color socks. One was flatulence.