In a speech yesterday, newly appointed Attorney General Eric Holder has managed to stir a hornets nest by saying Americans are “cowards” for not talking about race.
Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards,” said Holder, nation’s first black attorney general.
Race issues continue to be a topic of political discussion, Holder said, but “we, as average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race.”
Mr. Holder, if people aren’t talking about race enough for you, you can blame your politically correct elitist friends for that. Most “average Americans” are afraid to open their mouths on the subject because some snotty leftwing goon will tell them they are racist xenophobic hatemongers.
And then, as for your comment that people of various races work together but don’t socialize together, so what! People spend their free time with people they relate to for myriad reasons. It has nothing to do with race it has to do with culture, values, lifestyle, and the way one grew up. Here is what Holder said:
Holder said the workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives.
If you leftwingers in the Obama Administration have a hang-up about race, could you keep your hang-ups to yourself. You might be surprised that “average Americans” are doing just fine.
And, besides Mr. Holder, didn’t we just elect a black President, aren’t you the first black Attorney General, didn’t you all tell us we were now a post-racial country, so maybe you could find more positive, constructive or useful things to say about the American people. Or, maybe don’t say anything and do your job.