Monday, October 1, 2012

As college student, Eric Holder participated in ‘armed’ takeover of former Columbia University ROTC office

 

As a freshman at Columbia University in 1970, future Attorney General Eric Holder participated in a five-day occupation of an abandoned Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) headquarters with a group of black students later described by the university’s Black Students’ Organization as “armed,” The Daily Caller has learned.

Department of Justice spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler has not responded to questions from The Daily Caller about whether Holder himself was armed — and if so, with what sort of weapon.

Holder was then among the leaders of the Student Afro-American Society (SAAS), which demanded that the former ROTC office be renamed the “Malcolm X Lounge.” The change, the group insisted, was to be made “in honor of a man who recognized the importance of territory as a basis for nationhood.”

Black radicals from the same group also occupied the office of Dean of Freshman Henry Coleman until their demands were met. Holder has publicly acknowledged being a part of that action.

The details of the student-led occupation, including the claim that the raiders were “armed,” come from a deleted Web page of the Black Students’ Organization (BSO) at Columbia, a successor group to the SAAS. Contemporary newspaper accounts in The Columbia Daily Spectator, a student newspaper, did not mention weapons.

4 comments:

  1. What an impressive youngster , I believe he might have done better on Soul Train or in a Shaft movie. I know the country would be better off.

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    1. I know the country would be better off.

      Amen!

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  2. So... No one in the current administration will be surprised if (God forbid) the same tactics are employed against them by people who don't like what they are doing?

    It's a strange, strange world we live in, Master Jack....

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  3. No one in the current administration will be surprised if (God forbid) the same tactics are employed against them by people who don't like what they are doing?

    What goes around, comes around. I use to detest that saying, but it is apropos for this I believe.

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