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Holder: US is nation of cowards on racial matters
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D96E4E781&show_article=1 ^

Posted on 02/18/2009 10:02:01 AM PST by kcvl

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.

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.

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1 posted on 02/18/2009 10:02:01 AM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

I think if the people who were holding back comments were less “cowardly” and let loose, the result would not be something Holder would be pleased with.


2 posted on 02/18/2009 10:03:00 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: kcvl

Eric Holder is an ass. I guess the nation of racial cowards is the reason why Obama was elected president.


3 posted on 02/18/2009 10:03:06 AM PST by WaterBoard (Somewhere a Village is Missing it's Socialist.)
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To: kcvl
A riot is an ugly thing.

And this nimrod is trying hard to start one!

4 posted on 02/18/2009 10:03:47 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Sarah Palin...Unleashing the Fury of the Castrated Left!")
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To: kcvl

Did he mention how many times democrats blocked racial integration legislation in the past?


5 posted on 02/18/2009 10:03:53 AM PST by llevrok (The word "shan't" should be used more.)
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To: kcvl

“Holder said the workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives.”

What’s next? The Federal Bureau Of Kum Bay Ya?

Freedom of association is the individual right to come together with other individuals and collectively express, promote, pursue and defend common interests. Who we associate with on our own time is none of these nanny’s business.

Holder can go get effed ... and his horse too.


6 posted on 02/18/2009 10:04:16 AM PST by mgc1122
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To: kcvl

‘Holder said the workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives. “

scary that the AG of the US even talks about this, citizen private time is government’s concern under types of government I do not wish to live with.


7 posted on 02/18/2009 10:04:19 AM PST by WoofDog123
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To: kcvl

One of these days, I am sure some development within this new administration is going to happen that is LESS stupid than the most ridiculous thing I can imagine. It hasn’t happened yet. What a bunch of utter creeps, all of them.


8 posted on 02/18/2009 10:04:54 AM PST by Attention Surplus Disorder (Mr. Bernanke, have you started working on your book about the second GREATER depression?")
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To: kcvl

Start a race war Holder. Great idea.


9 posted on 02/18/2009 10:05:11 AM PST by DManA
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To: WoofDog123

>‘Holder said the workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives.<

Gee, where I come from it’s called spending quality time with your family.


10 posted on 02/18/2009 10:06:01 AM PST by Califreak (1/20/13-Sunrise in America)
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To: WaterBoard
Eric Holder is a racist jackass ... I don't believe that he wants "racial issues" to be resolved. I think he wants grievances, and he wants to browbeat other folks with them. Eric Holder and other race baiters and grievance mongers like him would be out of a job, would lose their perceived specialness, if "race issues" were resolved.

Eric Holder and his ilk are not part of the solution; they are part of the reason we (may) still have problems.

11 posted on 02/18/2009 10:06:23 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: WaterBoard

Maybe he has a point. Many of our fellow Americans elected an unabashed Marxist as President of the United States just because he was black.

They were so afraid of being accused of being racists, they sent our country into the arms of a socialist who will spend us into another depression.


12 posted on 02/18/2009 10:06:31 AM PST by Tamar1973 (Riding the Korean Wave, one Bae Yong Joon drama at a time!)
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To: kcvl

Maybe Holder will attend our next NRA meeting and show us how to integrate.


13 posted on 02/18/2009 10:06:34 AM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: kcvl

This is the ‘moderate’ Adminstration? He just called us a racist nation. And we’re all cowards for not stopping the racism (that virtually none of us have anything to do with).

I’m sure the media will just eat this up because they are all chock full of white liberal guilt and they know they need to be punished.

Of course, Eric Holder is a crooked piece of crap and a lousy attorney. But hey, he is black so that pretty much makes up for it. Right?


14 posted on 02/18/2009 10:06:35 AM PST by bpjam (Tell your Rep/Senator to Google: Marjorie Mezvinsky. Yes, it's a threat.)
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To: kcvl

15 posted on 02/18/2009 10:06:45 AM PST by chuck_the_tv_out
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To: Califreak

Mind yo own biz.


16 posted on 02/18/2009 10:06:46 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: kcvl

People have been intimidated by EEO offices and mandatory senstivity training.


17 posted on 02/18/2009 10:07:12 AM PST by kabar
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To: kcvl
"His Holiness took the opportunity to speak of the requirements of the natural moral law and the Church’s consistent teaching on the dignity of human life... Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight..."

Isn't that special. She flatly refuses to repent and what does the head of Rome do? Meet with her and lightly chide... "you should protect life, yadda, yadda, yadda" when he knows she is directly involved in the genocide of millions of unborn babies.

The Pope only cares about political and religious P O W E R and gaining more, by associating with/influencing those who have it. Pelosi is a disgrace; she supports every kind of abortion imaginable including sucking the brains out of children 7/8ths of the way out of the birth canal. Pelosi is directly responsible for the disgraceful abortion policy of the American government and she willfully, vocally, politically has and is doing everything within her power to see that it continues and flourishes. The blood of millions are upon her hands. The Pope, KNOWS ALL OF THIS and rather than vocally condemning, excommunicating her and holding her accountable as a "Roman Catholic" he shows his true colors and motives and chooses instead to meet with her. If he were a genuine man of God, and not a religious charlatan he would be bringing down the hammer upon her and her wickedness. But like I said; his actions speak louder than words, all he cares about is P O W E R and associating with those who have it. That is exactly what this audience with her is all about. Interestingly enough, this is the exact same stand Rome took regarding Democratic politicians who were actively participating in and condoning all kinds of wickedness prior to the last election. Rather than vocally condemning them, refusing them communion and excommunicating them and holding them spiritually accountable as a "Roman Catholics" Rome showed its true colors and motives and chooses instead to give them all a pass.

The pope may decry abortion, etc…, but when the rubber meets the road, talk is cheep. Rome will not excommunicate them because IT NEEDS THEM and the access to power they offer it. Thats why Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, etc get away with murder and all Rome does is look the other way or grant them their desires: marriage annulments, etc.

Remember, it is all about P O W E R, money and influence. That is the reason why the pope is meeting with Pelosi instead of excommunicating her... she is politically powerful and influential. This is also why the likes of Kennedy, Kerry, etc get away with murder and get what they want: marriage anulments, etc while the "little people" get the hammer when they step out of line.

18 posted on 02/18/2009 10:07:21 AM PST by Jmouse007 (tot)
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To: kcvl

...so what makes us so ‘cowardly’, Holder? Not bending over to kiss your black arse?

These people are unbelievable.


19 posted on 02/18/2009 10:07:37 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: kcvl

Typical racist poverty pimp.


21 posted on 02/18/2009 10:08:15 AM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

That too.


22 posted on 02/18/2009 10:08:17 AM PST by Califreak (1/20/13-Sunrise in America)
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To: llevrok

Like Virginia Governor Mills Godwin who has a street named after him in my town, a huge family plot in the historic graveyard and his own room in Riddick’s Folly House and Museum.


23 posted on 02/18/2009 10:08:26 AM PST by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Sexy Conservative!!! I am no LEMMING!)
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To: kcvl

I talk frankly about race all the time. Holder wouldn’t want to hear it. Because I’m not seeking equality and trying to put a guilt trip on whites. Just the truth, and people like Holder can’t handle the truth.


26 posted on 02/18/2009 10:09:30 AM PST by Carry me back
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To: kcvl
Holder said the workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives.

Gang-banger (c)RAP music just ain't my thang Holder.
Actually come to think of it I have invited them back home for BBQ's and such ... been turned down every time.

27 posted on 02/18/2009 10:09:30 AM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: chuck_the_tv_out

“am i racist ??!!??!!”

yes, cuz you don’t like purple grapes.


28 posted on 02/18/2009 10:09:34 AM PST by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Sexy Conservative!!! I am no LEMMING!)
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To: mgc1122

You took the words right out of my mouth....Well said!


29 posted on 02/18/2009 10:09:58 AM PST by Beloved Levinite (R.I.P. My Beautiful America - Land of the Free & Home of the Brave - 20 January 2009)
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To: kcvl

BOO HOO HOO, Help me I’m Black!

When! When will some people stop being so race based!

Have you noticed how surprised liberals were when a black man became President? They thought it could never happen. Conservatives knew it could and were not surprised when it did.


30 posted on 02/18/2009 10:10:14 AM PST by reaganator
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To: WaterBoard

Obama was elected Liberal God and sinister dictator. He is not a President of anything.


31 posted on 02/18/2009 10:10:15 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: kcvl
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.

Hey Eric, you hypocritical coward, you wanna talk about unresolved racial issues?

Why don't you start by addressing THIS one?

32 posted on 02/18/2009 10:10:15 AM PST by Maceman
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To: kcvl

Mugabists are in control. What’s next? Redistribution of land?


33 posted on 02/18/2009 10:10:24 AM PST by BigFinn (Isaiah 32:8 But the liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand.)
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To: RightOnline

These people are unbelievable.

...these people, what do you mean...these people?


34 posted on 02/18/2009 10:10:25 AM PST by brwnsuga (Proud, Black, Sexy Conservative!!! I am no LEMMING!)
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To: kcvl

Screw Holder!! A White person puts his life and fortune on the line when they discuss race. Race Pimping scumbags like Sharpton and the ENTIRE Black caucus get power and wealth talking about little else. America bought it and gave the ultimate Affirmative action hire to, “The One.”

BTW, who were MAJOR recipients of the crap mortgages that started the meltdown? Minorities Baby! But Holder and the rest will have excuses, after all excuses are their stock and trade.


35 posted on 02/18/2009 10:11:06 AM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: kcvl

Holder is a coward on constitutional matters. He’s scared shatless of the 2d amendment.


36 posted on 02/18/2009 10:11:11 AM PST by ameribbean expat
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To: kcvl

STFU bigot.


37 posted on 02/18/2009 10:11:14 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll)
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To: kcvl

“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.””

Oh, BS! We need to talk about being AMERICAN and stop this race baiting crappola. There’s been too much ‘talk’. It’s meant to divide and conquer and we fall for it every time.
The only true thing about the USA being cowards, is the fear of being called racist over every ‘quota’ policy coming down the pike.


38 posted on 02/18/2009 10:11:28 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: BigFinn

Yes, but not right away.


39 posted on 02/18/2009 10:11:31 AM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: kcvl

If we are truly striving to NOT be racist, we should have no NEED to even mention “race”... EVER... right?

We won’t take it into account when dealing with other people, we won’t mention it during job interviews, we won’t divide statistics up by “race”... NONE of that. IF we are going to NOT be racists.

Clearly, Eric Holder is a racist.


40 posted on 02/18/2009 10:11:52 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: mgc1122

Gee, you need a visit to one of the Zero’s reeducation camp. I guess I will be a guest there too.

I am so sick of these guys less than one month into their terms of office. Where is that asteroid that is supposed to wipe out civilization??


41 posted on 02/18/2009 10:12:20 AM PST by Mouton
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To: kcvl

Delusional. Blacks are only 10% of the population. Race may be a big priority for blacks like Holder but it is not a big issue to white, Asians and most Hispanics

My people came here in 1900. I have zero guilt


42 posted on 02/18/2009 10:12:51 AM PST by dennisw (Archimedes--- Give me a place to stand, and I will move the Earth)
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To: kcvl

I will be glad to talk about race when there is a Caucasian History Month and a Caucasian Caucus in the House of Representatives and when every other race has their own month and their own caucus!


43 posted on 02/18/2009 10:12:57 AM PST by PISANO
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To: kcvl

The attitude today is too PC to engage in a frank discussion about race. One is afraid of saying something that might result in accusations of intolerance or hatred (too easy to lodge a hate crime against someone for something that just may be a misunderstanding). It’s not worth the aggravation.


44 posted on 02/18/2009 10:13:01 AM PST by goldi
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To: Mouton

“Gee, you need a visit to one of the Zero’s reeducation camp. I guess I will be a guest there too.”

When they come to “invite” me, I will have to respectfully decline ... I presume then the anticipated fun can begin in earnest.


45 posted on 02/18/2009 10:13:21 AM PST by mgc1122
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To: ArrogantBustard

Well said.


46 posted on 02/18/2009 10:13:31 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: kcvl
I hang out on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings with Methodists. I wonder if Holder thinks that makes me cowardly anti-Semitic or anti-Catholic
47 posted on 02/18/2009 10:14:13 AM PST by riverdawg
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To: edcoil

“See what happens when you elect a black person.”

NO!!! This is what happens when you elect a socialist, unamerican fool only because he was black. There are plenty of good black leaders out there I’d elect any day.


48 posted on 02/18/2009 10:14:22 AM PST by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: kcvl

‘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. ‘

Lets see...a illegitimacy rate of over 75%, black males shooting other black males daily artificially inflating gun crime statistics, and a rate of welfare recepients thats sky high for your particular ‘demographic’ Mr Holder.

The only coward I see is you and your boss, who refuse to address these obvious problems publicly, without blaming ‘typical white people’.


49 posted on 02/18/2009 10:14:42 AM PST by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: WayneS

Racism will never die.

Too many people are making money from it.

If it even shows one sign of slowing down, there’s always an a&&hole waiting on the side with a crash cart.


50 posted on 02/18/2009 10:14:46 AM PST by Califreak (1/20/13-Sunrise in America)
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