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Eric Holder takes on American Color Arousal and bigotry.

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As reported by Politico.com, Barack Obama went to Selma, Ala., two years ago to claim a place in the lineage of civil rights pioneers. His African-American attorney general returned to mark “Bloody Sunday” again — this time, with a pledge to restore the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and end “the scourge of racial profiling.” Much like Obama in 2007, Eric Holder’s appearance at Brown Chapel AME Church Sunday was part remembrance, part present-day politics Holder was there to commemorate the day in 1965 when Alabama state troopers beat a group of civil rights marchers, but he also spoke to those in the church of racial struggles today, with a pledge that Obama would help protect the gains won by their predecessors. The attorney general did not reprise his view that America is “a nation of cowards” for not being more willing to discuss race. But Holder confronted in plain terms two issues critical to the black community — issues that many blacks widely believe the Bush administration ignored. “Under my leadership, the Civil Rights Division will fight discrimination and inequality just as fiercely as the Criminal Division fights crime,” Holder promised in the sanctuary that often served as a local headquarters for civil rights activists in the ’60s. “Under my leadership, in all that it does, the Civil Rights Division will reflect the spirit of the movement that inspired its creation.” Is Eric Holder saying what we all would like President Obama to say? Is Eric Holder the man with the plan to right the wrongs of George W Bush, and so many other President's through American history? lets' talk about this and other issues tonight on the the slugfest!