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Sun Feb 7, 2016, 01:19 AM

28. Wow! Thank you so much for this comprehensive list of what President Obama has done for

the African American Community, Frenchie!

And, appointing AG Eric Holder. for what he has Accomplished is invaluable..

America’s first black attorney general: Eric Holder’s legacy

Holder has attacked Republican efforts across the country to pass voter ID laws that would disproportionately suppress African-American and Latino voters. He issued new guidance to schools and the zero-tolerance discipline policies that have sent minority students on a fast track to the criminal justice system. He has urged the reduction of harsh sentences for low-level drug offenders — a move seen as a way of remedying the decades-long war on drugs that has filled U.S. prisons with black and brown bodies

When Holder was appointed the nation’s top lawyer in 2009, he promised to use his office to aggressively enforce civil rights law. And while he has been criticized for his role in a number of controversial policy matters involving civil liberties and a well-publicized botched gun trafficking sting, his work in enforcing rights and balancing the scales of justice, especially for minorities, has earned him high praise.
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Ifill called Holder’s vision for the civil rights division of the Department of Justice “one of restoration and transformation, from his leadership on voting rights, to legal services for the poor, to criminal justice reforms and, in recent weeks, to his forceful response to the tragic events in Ferguson.”

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“When the history of his tenure is written, Eric Holder will ultimately be recognized as one of the finest attorneys general this country has ever known.”

Much MOre~ http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/americas-first-black-attorney-general-eric-holders-legacy

Mahalo for pinning this!

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