DOJ Kept Tanner Working On Voting Rights — Even After Racist Comments | Talking Points Memo

Yesterday we picked out a shocking excerpt from the DOJ report on politicized hiring, in which then-Voting Rights chief John Tanner told Brad Schlozman over email in 2004 that he liked his coffee “Mary Frances Berry style — black and bitter.” Berry, an African-American, was at the time the chair of the US Commission on Civil Rights, which works, among other things, to protect Americans’ right to vote.

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