2014-05-17T144426Z_1_CBREA4G14YI00_RTROPTP_2_USA

Attorney general says racial equality threatened in subtle ways

US Attorney General Holder speaks at National Association of Attorneys General in Washington(Reuters) – Attorney General Eric Holder said on Saturday while public utterances of bigotry are roundly condemned in the United States racial discrimination persists in more subtle ways. Speaking on the 60th anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court ruling outlawing segregation in public schools, Holder said that public outrage over recent instances of bigoted remarks by well-known people did not mean the struggle for civil rights is over. They cut deeper,” he said in a prepared commencement address at Morgan State University in Baltimore. “… We ought not find contentment in the fact that these high-profile expressions of outright bigotry seem atypical and were met with such swift condemnation.” Holder, the nation’s first African-American attorney general, didn’t mention a specific case but racist comments by the owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, Donald Sterling, that were made public last month received substantial media attention and were widely condemned by the league, players, public officials and on social media.

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