The United States is a nation of cowards on racial matters, according to the new and black attorney general Eric Holder. I don’t know if Holder was speaking to white folks or everybody.
Josh Meyer in the Washington Bureau of the Chicago Tribune has reported that Eric Holder, the first black attorney general of the United States who was appointed by the first black president, said in a speech that we are a nation of cowards when it comes to race relations.
Meyer’s article, “U.S. a “nation of cowards” on race 1st black attorney general says,” focuses on comments that Holder made to the Justice Department.
Holder is a hypocrite. How can I be so sure?
Holder made these remarks in conjunction with Black History Month not the Fourth of July.
Holder indicates that Black History Month is the perfect time to address the issues of race. Why not the other 11 months as well?
It doesn’t take much in the way of insight to see that his comments, intent and point of view are old and tired. The only difference is that in addition to all the usual hackneyed points he should be even more embarrassed because of his office and the fact he represents the first black president.
Holder’s agenda isn’t America’s agenda it is the agenda of black America. He talks about the danger of further division yet he just took a giant step towards that.
Even though I was raised in an integrated neighborhood and went to an integrated school I was naïve. As a fairly young kid I really didn’t understand race at all.
It wasn’t until black kids brought up the issue that I was aware there was any difference between us.
As I got older in high school many of my black friends stayed away from me simply based on race because of their newfound “awareness.” It had nothing to do with me; it had to do with who my ancestors were and of that they couldn’t even be sure.
I listened as one Civil Rights speaker after another questioned the integrity of white people and yet as far as I could see many whites championed the black cause. I thought I saw the same thing when Obama was elected.
I simply challenge you to read some work by Thomas Sowell, Jr. Sowell is a brilliant African-American author who is highly respected by all races and has written some amazing books on race. I suggest “Race and Culture” as well as “Black Rednecks and White Liberals.” Sowell is a member of the Hoover Institute at Stanford University.
I agree with Holder on one point and that is there is always room for improvement. It’s too bad that he seems determined to confront rather than grow.