Eric Holder plays the race card

Racism is all too real in America, and all too prevalent. But it's also all too easy to play the race card as an excuse when an African-American public official is criticized.

Whatever one thinks of Eric Holder's legacy at the Justice Department, he shouldn't cheapen it by making such an accusation his parting shot.

Once that happens, the conversation, as a practical matter, is over. And on matters as important as the enforcement of civil rights legislation,