Holder Calls U.S. 'Nation of Cowards' on Race Matters

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    WASHINGTON -- Eric Holder, the nation's first black attorney general, said Wednesday the United States was "a nation of cowards" on matters of race, with most Americans avoiding candid discussions of racial issues.

    In a speech to Justice Department employees marking Black History Month, Holder said the workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives.

    "Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards," Holder said.

    Race issues continue to be a topic of political discussion, but "we, as average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race."


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    Wow, that's not divisive or anything.

    Obama's administration is really bringing us together, isn't he? Sorta makes me feel all warm inside.
     
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    Some may not like the tone; but when you get down to it; he has a point.
     
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    Bullshit. Well, unless you happen to be in a black section of CHicago late at night, and you're white. Or in a prison and you're Hispanic.....
     
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    Sure he's right.. They've only spent two years telling us white people don't matter and we're all racist.. I just wanna give him a big fat hug!! Barfarola
     
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    he is right if you talk openly about it you get shouted down as a racist.....hell calling mexicans mexican gets you called a racist......
     
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    If you truly don't believe race is still a issue in this country then I'm not sure what to say because obviously you don't get it.

    How about trying to be a Muslim in an airport? Or a Hispanic in a southern state (more southwest), or Black in certain places around the country. Or White in certain places in the country where reverse racism occurs?

    Or how about the racism against Chinese and Japanese people in the retail industry because all the companies (usually run by White men) outsourced all these jobs to China and Japan?
     
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    Hells bells, if you call a black hole a black hole you get called a racist.. :lol:
     
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    Muslims were on the plane I put my boy on two weeks ago, they weren't having any problems.

    And if Muslims would quit telling everyone they won't rest until all Western Civilization is destroyed and supplanted with Islam rule, I guess there wouldn't be a problem.

    The bigotry is theirs, not ours. And when you use terrorism, you shouldn't be too surprised when people become a little jumpy. Still, I could care less what race someone is (and Islam isn't a race, idiot). What Obamites are saying isn't that racism is a problem for them. What they're saying is they want preference. Pure and simple.
     
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    I wonder why they have "Black Churches"?
     

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