Tuli Can't Stop Talking

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Holder on Race

WASHINGTON (AP) -- 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.

Eric Holder is right. If you bring up race in a conversation you can see folks, Black and White, visibly squirm. It’s like bringing up religion, sex and politics all at once. Oh, and I am not talking just Republicans here because they cover the whole religion, sex and politics thing.

What are we so afraid of?


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