Eric Holder: Fingerprinting Is Racist

Former Attorney General Eric Holder has come out against proposals in Chicago and New Jersey to require fingerprint background checks of drivers for ride-hailing platforms such as Uber and Lyft. Why would President Obama’s onetime top lawman come out against regulation that is supposed to protect the riding public? Credit the intersection of two forces. First, Holder’s tony corporate law firm, Covington & Burling, represents Uber. Also, as Holder sees it, requiring drivers to submit fingerprints may “have a discriminatory impact on communities of color.”

  • tom_billesley

    It would discriminate against sex offenders and other criminals. Too bad.

  • Fingerprints may “have a discriminatory impact on communities of color.”

    Only if they are crooks and thugs.

    What is a “community of color”? And, what color?

  • Alain

    Wow, then a full moon is also racist.

  • If it is racist, then there would be no need to fingerprint anyone, O Willing Stooge of Obama.

  • Gary

    What is it about the near 99% of blacks that they can’t see how their own comments at times are worse than the common bigotry by whites which is subtle and yet Holder freely spews a racist remark and doesn’t get it.
    That’s like saying that we need to finger print female comics to censor bigotry and the Holder claims that it’s homophobic to target the lesbian community. Holder makes me infer that he see non-whites as a groups of low IQ people that can only get employment in a simple driving job as a cabby.

    Seems like cabby’s are now a Race just like Muslims are a Race.