Eric Holder Tells Grads to Focus on the Bigger Issues of Race

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Morgan State Univ.At the commencement ceremony at Morgan State University on Saturday, United States Attorney General Eric Holder in his address told graduates that “hateful rants” and “intolerant behavior” should not be the focus when it comes to the fight for equality.

“This is the work that truly matters – because policies that disenfranchise specific groups are more pernicious than hateful rants,” Holder said, according to prepared remarks. “Proposals that feed uncertainty, question the desire of a people to work, and relegate particular Americans to economic despair are more malignant than intolerant public statements, no matter how many eyebrows the outbursts might raise.”

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.