Eric Holder, the US attorney general, has accused some of the Obama administration's conservative opponents of being motivated by “racial animus”, suggesting that both he and President Obama are treated differently because they are black. In unusually candid terms, Holder said that visceral criticism – including calls for impeachment of both the president and Holder, and Tea Party warnings about the direction of the country – were in part racially motivated. “There’s a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president. You know, people talking about taking their country back.” | theguardian.com
In a recent interview with ABC, Attorney General Eric Holder told the truth about the role played by white racial resentment and racism in the White Right's opposition to Barack Obamawhere he said how: “There's a certain level of vehemence, it seems to me, that's directed at me [and] directed at the president,” Holder told ABC. “You know, people talking about taking their country back. … There's a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there's a racial animus."