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Who Said It?

Who is the famous African American being quoted here?:

[Although crime] is born of poverty, we must also realize that crime is generated by a lack of values that has largely gone unaddressed in our nation as a whole and in the black community in particular. Soaring unwed birthrates, absentee fathers, an aversion to work, an unwillingness to embrace societal standards and time-honored discipline — all these factors have contributed to the problems we must now confront.

Is it:

A.  Ben Carson, surgeon and presidential candidate

B.  Thomas Sowell, scholar and columnist

C.  Bill Clinton, our first black president

D.  Eric Holder, former U.S. attorney general

The answer is D, in 1994, when he was serving in the Clinton administration. 

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