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AG Holder Says Justice Department Is ‘Broken,” Needs to Handle Racial Inequalities

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Holder speaks in Philadelphia/doj photo

Steve Neavling
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 Attorney General Eric Holder reflected on his life as a black man in a Queens neighborhood, Huffington Post reports [2].

Holder said the experience shed light on the challenges facing African Americans, many of whom ended up in jail when he was growing up.

“Kids who I grew up with, who I played ball with, basketball, baseball, and went to parties with — for whatever reason — they ended up in a fundamentally different place than I did,” Holder said in an interview with The Huffington Post. “I’m the attorney general of the United States and they are ex-felons. At some point, usually in high school or maybe a little later, they ran afoul of the law and had to serve time.”

Holder said the system is “broken” and needs to be reformed.