Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"A nation of cowards"

In a recent speech, Attorney General Eric Holder referred to America as largely a "nation of cowards" when it comes to race. His essential argument is that we don't truly intermingle racially, let alone talk with one another about issues of race.

Holder has been catching a great deal of slack for his comments, but that is often the case when someone speaks a truth that is unsettling and often preferred by many to go unheard. Whether you agree with his statements or not, I think there is little question that Holder is trying to spark a long awaited debate that might end the voluntary segregation in which we so often find ourselves, and that is something commendable.

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