Wednesday, February 18, 2009

AG Holder: A Nation of Cowards ? AG Holder: US is a nation of cowards on racial matters.

"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."

Well let me begin the discussion with a bit of advice:
Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. Matthew 7:5
Mr. Holder, we are not a nation of cowards but one of a bunch of pampered weaklings with a hair-trigger willingness to throw down the race card to avoid having an honest, perhaps painful, discussion on race. A discussion is not just hearing one groups point of view. Until we can culturally take an honest look at the issue it is but a waste of time. Question is whether you can come to the table without a beam in your eye.


Anonymous said...

Please. Would the man even BE the AG were it not for his skin tone?

IOpian said...

Unfortunately we are socially prohibited from discussion of such matters because our ancestors were not slaves and we are therefore unable to understand and sympathize with the stigma of the oppression of great, great, great great grandparents they never knew..... even if the guy makes about ten times as much as me and has a far higher social standing he is still a member of a protected class.

But in a way we are afraid to discuss race out of fear of a Zulu uprising.