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Mar032011

Project 21's Deneen Borelli Quoted in Washington Times Editorial

Deneen Borelli, a fellow with the National Center’s Project 21 black leadership network, is featured in an editorial in today’s Washington Times.

Earlier this week, Project 21 members spoke out against Attorney General Eric Holder shamelessly playing the race card against Representative John Culberson (R-TX).  During a hearing, the congressman inquired about the Justice Department reportedly not helping investigators from the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights regarding possible political intervention in the prosecution of New Black Panther Party members accused of voter intimidation.

Holder, who is black, criticized Culberson’s line of questioning, trying to blunt the inquiry by responding: “I think it does a great disservice to people who put their lives on the line for my people.”

Deneen’s response, excerpted in the Times, was:

By sounding like Al Sharpton, Holder is demeaning his position as the chief law enforcement officer of the United States.

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