Obama's Legacy: Bigoted Racialist
I keep telling people that Obama wants racial violence and race-based animosity. I am now sharing a letter sent to Obama from my office in my official capacity when I was the chairman of Project 21, the conservative black think tank on Capitol Hill. As most are aware, I left said position nearly three years ago to focus exclusively on The Daily Rant which affords me a wider platform from which to address issues of political importance. I am republishing this letter in the recent wake of racial recriminations that white people are hunting and killing black youth. I am making it available to you, the public, because Obama ignored this certified letter as he did my first, which calcifies his loathing of the American people and his contempt for law. I am sharing this so that you may be involved in this crisis battle of civil rights for all – regardless of skin color or gender – that all who infringe upon and/or threaten the civil rights of others might be held accountable, regardless of their race, color or creed. As president, it is Obama’s sworn duty to uphold justice for all not just blacks he can exploit for personal gain. While Obama was quick to inject himself into the Trayvon Martin situation, in which he fanned the flames of racial division, he has been demonstrably silent in every single instance in which whites have been singled out and attacked because of the color of their skin – beginning with the voter intimidation by the New Black Panther Party. It is also noteworthy that those who were copied on this letter from 2010 saw fit not to address same either. This official letter is proof that Obama’s legacy will be that of a bigoted racialist juxtaposed to a president of We the People.
Dear Mr. President:
Over seven months ago, I sent you a request for the appointment of a special prosecutor to quickly and impartially investigate how and why charges were dropped against members of the New Black Panther Party. These men were accused of engaging in voter intimidation on Election Day 2008.
During the time that I have not been dignified with a reply, the problem has continued and festered to a point where perceptions of racial bias within your Justice Department cannot be ignored.
We are now at a crossroads where further inaction on your part can only be interpreted as silent support – something that will undoubtedly taint the legacy of your presidency.
On June 1, J. Christian Adams, a career attorney in the Justice Department’s voting-rights section, resigned in protest. He did so because of what he considered untruthful testimony about the New Black Panther Party case before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights by Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez.
Adams, who was one of the attorneys who prosecuted the case against the Party members, later testified before the same commission that – contrary to testimony by Perez – career attorneys were ordered to dismiss the charges by Justice Department officials “serving in a political capacity.” Adams added: “We abetted wrongdoing and abandoned law-abiding citizens.”
In a Washington Times commentary, Adams added that – after he and other career attorneys were subpoenaed by the Commission to testify about the matter – officials at the Justice Department “ordered us to ignore the subpoena, lawlessly placing us in an unacceptable legal limbo.”
Furthermore, Adams testified that “[t]here is an open hostility to race-neutral enforcement of the voting-rights laws” within the Justice Department. He gave the Civil Rights Commission several examples to prove his allegation.
In my Dec. 4, 2009, [certified] letter to you, I asked you:
“Because of your past concern about maintaining the Justice Department’s impartiality, actions taken in response to past allegations and new revelations of a separate but no less serious incident taking place under the Justice Department’s new leadership, I ask for your assistance in seeking the appointment of a special prosecutor.”
I make this same request of you now, with even more facts and concern backing it.
I thank you for your time, and hope that this second [certified] letter will merit a reply and constructive action.
Mychal S. Massie
Enc: letter from Mychal S. Massie to President Barack Obama, 12/4/2009
cc: Rep. Frank Wolf, ranking member, House Commerce–Justice–Science Appropriations Subcommittee
Rep. Lamar Smith, ranking member, House Committee on the Judiciary
Rep. Darrell Issa, ranking member, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Sen. Jeff Sessions, Senate Committee on the Judiciary
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here