by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon Nobody showed the hollow opportunism of Eric Holder's individual claim, and the collective claim of the black political class to be champions of justice, equity and civil rights more clearly than Rev. Michael Eric Dyson did on a panel discussing the outgoing Attorney General last Friday's DemocracyNow show. Unleashing his customary wall of words, the fast talking black preacher praised Holder as the “the second-most-powerful black person in the history of American politics...” but claimed that because they're black neither Holder nor the president could ever be reasonably expected to hold the banks to account for crashing the economy. Sure, he allowed crooks on Wall Street to get away with stripping trillions in wealth from black families through predatory loans and illegal foreclosures and get trillions more from the Fed itself. But those were issues “of the white left”, Dyson declared in his opening statement less, important to black folks than police brutality, voting rights and just not being locked up. Read more: http://www.blackagendareport.com/node/14443 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.