What life is like under black rule—in a county, in a nation

Eighty percent of Democrats in Noxubee County, Mississippi are black, and there are almost no Republicans. The chairman and executive committee of the county’s Democratic Party systematically, crudely, openly disenfranchised white voters. The Justice Department under President Bush sued the county in 2005. When the Justice Department under Obama and black Attorney General Eric Holder won the case last month, reports Hans A. von Spakovsky at National Review,

there was complete silence from Justice. The department typically issues a press release after any significant litigation victory, and the Civil Rights Division trumpets every success. But not here. The silence from the nation’s leading news outlets was also deafening: Not a word was published about the case by the New York Times, the Washington Post, or any other major publication. Why? Because the offensive conduct at issue did not conveniently track with the Left’s view of race discrimination.

Clearly, when Holder said that we are “a nation of cowards” because we “do not talk enough about race,” he did not mean that we should talk about the gross official lawlessness and racial oppression of whites in a black-ruled county.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at March 19, 2009 08:00 AM | Send

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