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Former DOJ Voting Rights Head Caught For Racist Remark

First Posted: 02/14/09 05:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:00 PM ET

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Talking Points Memo:

A recent Justice Department report found that John Tanner, the former head of DOJ's voting-rights section, told a colleague 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 to protect voting rights.

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