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Maybe you've been wondering what Goodwin Liu, President Obama's nominee to the 9th Circuit court, has been doing since Senate Republicans blocked his nomination a few weeks ago. Appearing in videos on the Greenlining website, of course.

In a video called Movement 2.0, Liu, a dean at Berkeley, appears wondering (harmlessly enough) "who are the next generation" of civil rights leaders? The video begins with a montage of protests and marches from the 1960s and 70s but by the end, it has turned into an advertisement for Greelining's Academy. This is presumably where Greenlining trains activists to, among other things, demand that philanthropies give money to the causes they support rather than those that are in line with donor intent and accuse the ones that don't go along of being racist, etc, etc.

It's not surprising that Liu supports Greenlining's racebaiting mission. After all, this is the man, who said on the occasion of Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court: "Judge Alito's record envisions an America where police may shoot and kill an unarmed boy to stop him from running away with a stolen purse; where federal agents may point guns at ordinary citizens during a raid, even after no sign of resistance . . . where a black man may be sentenced to death by an all-white jury for killing a white man . . . and where police may search what a warrant permits, and then some."

Still, it seems a little imprudent for a man who is trying to secure a federal appointment to be hanging out with the shakedown artists over at Greenlining.

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