WASHINGTON – 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.
“If we’re going to ever make progress, we’re going to have to have the guts, we have to have the determination, to be honest with each other. It also means we have to be able to accept criticism where that is justified,”
Fair enough Eric…I’ll start this “candid” discussion.
It’s disingenuous to stand and deliver a speech critical of American’s reluctance to face the issue of race (and racism) during “Black History Month” WITHOUT calling the idea of Black History month as being racist, and separatist.
It is cowardly, for you not to call the Congressional Black Caucus a racist and separatist organization, and demand that it be disbanded in the name of racial equality in America.
It is cowardly not to call for the dissolution of the Black Entrainment Network, unless in the spirit of the Fairness Doctrine, a White Entertainment Network is created by our lawmakers.
So Eric be a man and lead this discussion, don’t just point fingers and call names.
By the way…I haven’t forgotten