Actually there were no Democratic prosecutors fired to my knowledge, I think they were all repubs. It's standard for all prosecutors to hand in their resignations at the beginning of a new admin and rehires usually break on party lines. Federal Prosecutors often go on to become judges.
It seems as if the civil suit is being defended by different attourneys than the criminal one as of last week. The other case of the gov of Alabama seems to be reaching back into the White house and collusion between prosecutors in Alabama and the political side of things (Rove) in the White house. I think it was the Siegelman/Wecht prosecutions more than anything else that caused Rove to resign. Bear in mind he knows better than anyone where and what bodies are burried.
It's a common misconception amongst racists or others who have never thought about the issue to assume racism means criticism of anyone who is a minority. Another misconception is that identity politics will cause people to vote for someone based solely on their race or gender. Sarah Palin is a perfect example of what a huge mistake these assumptions can be. I sure didn't see much of a break for her amongst the women's vote.
Racism is criticism based on race, or continual mention of the race of a person so to stress the otherness of them. What makes me laugh is that racial epithets are no longer allowed in polite society. People are forced to tie themselves up in linguistic knots to get the idea across with the proper praportions of racism or hate. Just substitute the word Muslim or Terrorist for the N word and it'll work.
Terrorist I especially like. Terrorist roughly means anyone I disagree with to such an extent that I feel they are subhuman and it's not a sin to kill them. No need for them to fly bomb laden airplanes, just disagree with you. Extra points for dark skin or Middle Eastern background.
Research tells us racism is no where near as prevalent amongst people the younger they are. With many teenagers today being Hispanic has about as much cachet as being say, Irish American. It's not an issue. The hold outs are older people but they will all soon be dead. Of course racism does cross generational lines but kids aren't dumb. All it takes is a few silent looks or changed freindships to realize that the racism thing is just not cool.
Change is happening