Well no, the Great Unifier didn’t actually say that, but here’s what his hand-picked Attorney General did say:
Holder expressed support for affirmative action, saying that he “can’t actually imagine a time in which the need for more diversity would ever cease.”
“Affirmative action has been an issue since segregation practices,” Holder said. “The question is not when does it end, but when does it begin. … When do people of color truly get the benefits to which they are entitled?”
You could ask why the Attorney General, an officer of this country who is supposed to represent all its citizens, feels that some citizens are more equal than others. Or you might ask the basis for his assertion that blacks are entitled to benefits ripped from whites, hispanics, asians and anyone else who unlike Holder and his boss, doesn’t have an African ancestor.
Just as an example, how is it that U.S. citizens of Japanese descent, 18-year-old kids who weren’t even alive when discrimination against blacks was still practiced in this country, have a quota imposed on them by the admission committees of California schools? If I remember my American history, the parents and grandparents of these children were subjected to severe discrimination before the War and during the war saw their property confiscated while they themselves were rounded up and placed in concentration camps – where’s Obama’s concern for affirmative action, reparations and recognition of some sort of entitlement for them?
Or you could just reflect on the fact that the Attorney General serves at the pleasure of his president and the president serves at the pleasure of us citizens, and vote accordingly.