Eric Holder Says US Is a “nation of cowards”

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."

Holder’s speech echoed President Barack Obama’s landmark address last year on race relations during the hotly contested Democratic primaries, when the then-candidate urged the nation to break "a racial stalemate we’ve been stuck in for years" and bemoaned the "chasm of misunderstanding that exists between the races." Obama delivered the speech to try to distance himself from the angry rhetoric of his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.


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  1. Cecil Jones
    February 21, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Ghetto Blacks, Bougie Blacks, Radical Blacks, and Cowardly Blacks listen up. We can’t be accepted where people don’t want us to be and they have guns. It’s not cowardly for us not to go where we aren’t protected. The problem with forced segregation and unequal enforcement of the law is “How many people do you see wondering around the ghetto at night asking for directions to the Hamptons?” It works both ways. The problem is “Seperate but Equal is Unconstitutional.” The Hamptons look a whole lot better because you don’t see them destroying their property value. Does it take another speech or cartoon by Bill Cosby for you to get it? We didn’t make the ghetto into what it is by ourselves, but it is up to us to clean it up.

  2. el roy
    February 26, 2009 at 2:51 pm

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  3. el roy
    February 26, 2009 at 2:52 pm


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  4. Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    March 8, 2009 at 2:27 am

    Speaking of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder:

    Eric Holder is a racial-minority individual, and in his heart and mind he inevitably does not endorse hate crimes committed by George W. Bush.

    George W. Bush committed hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism (indicated in my blog).

    George W. Bush did in fact commit innumerable hate crimes.

    And I do solemnly swear by Almighty God that George W. Bush committed other hate crimes of epic proportions and with the stench of terrorism which I am not at liberty to mention.

    Many people know what Bush did.

    And many people will know what Bush did—even to the end of the world.

    Bush was absolute evil.

    Bush is now like a fugitive from justice.

    Bush is a psychological prisoner.

    Bush has a lot to worry about.

    Bush can technically be prosecuted for hate crimes at any time.

    In any case, Bush will go down in history in infamy.

    Submitted by Andrew Yu-Jen Wang
    B.S., Summa Cum Laude, 1996
    Messiah College, Grantham, PA
    Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA, 1993

    I am not sure where I had read it before, but anyway, it is a linguistically excellent statement, and it goes kind of like this: “If only it were possible to ban invention that bottled up memories so they never got stale and faded.” Oh wait—off the top of my head—I think the quotation came from my Lower Merion High School yearbook.

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