The Obama administration has done little to calm racial tensions as they spread from Manhattan to St. Louis to Los Angeles.
Quite the opposite, some top officials have fueled African-American fears of racism with false accusations of anti-black discrimination.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s race-baiting is no secret. Justice Department documents show the nation’s top cop gave thousands of dollars to help the Rev. Al Sharpton organize marches protesting the death of Trayvon Martin.
Now he’s sent the civil-rights unit to St. Louis to do the same thing in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
Less known, however, is the role of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, who’s made incendiary — and shamefully disingenuous — statements about race relations in America.
Last month, for instance, Perez told hundreds of black students in Washington, DC, that school authorities in the South recently had black high-schoolers arrested for infractions as innocuous as fashion faux pas and farting.
He made the shocking allegation during a July 15 speech he delivered at Howard University.