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Holder: US is nation of cowards on racial matters



--- Quote ---Feb 18 12:36 PM US/Eastern
Associated Press Writer

      WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder described the United States Wednesday as a nation of cowards on matters of race, saying most Americans avoid discussing unresolved 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 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."

He urged people of all races to use Black History Month as a chance for frank talk about racial matters.

"It is an issue we have never been at ease with and, given our nation's history, this is in some ways understandable," Holder said. "If we are to make progress in this area, we must feel comfortable enough with one another and tolerant enough of each other to have frank conversations about the racial matters that continue to divide us."

He told Justice Department employees they have a special responsibility to advance racial understanding.
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The Creator isn't afraid to talk about race, Holder. Mr. Womack speaks my mind precisely, thank you.

Communiqué from Stanley Womack of 

From: Stanley Womack []
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 8:49 AM
Subject: Holder Is The Coward Because He Will Not Talk About Rape

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said last week that America is a “nation of cowards” because we “simply do not talk enough with each other about race.”  I think we should circulate a non-defensive line that "Holder is the coward because he will not talk about rape."  Usually we push a passive-aggressive line, but this time it seems that Holder (not his demographic, just him personally) needs a good solid attack.

This getting defensive about race is a little disgusting when rape can be slammed right back in Holder's face.

Almost all the facts about rape are available but what is not generally known is that there is a convention within law enforcement circles, probably promoted by ADL's missionary efforts with prosecutors and police, that black-on-anyone-else rape almost never has a hate crime sentencing enhancement attached nor be made the subject of hate crime prosecution (depends on which theory of hate crime is followed by the jurisdiction).



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