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Eric Holder Is Right


In his first major speech since being confirmed, the nation’s first black attorney general told an overflow crowd celebrating Black History Month at the Justice Department the nation remains “voluntarily socially segregated.”

“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,” Holder declared.

He is absolutely right, and anyone who says otherwise is almost unbelievably naive or pushing an undeclared agenda.


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  1. tx2vadem

    Okay, totally unrelated to this, but did you see Frontline this week? If not, the Inside the Meltdown program that was on is on their online site. It revisits a lot of what has been reported, but it just a fascinating timeline of the whole banking colapse.

    As to Holder’s statement, so what else is new? If everyone talked about it and had a better understanding, we would make progress. I don’t know what you can do about self-segregation though. People like homogeneous groups, what can we do about that?

  2. The nation voluntarily segregates. Is that a bad thing? Can’t people live like they want and group with the people they want?

    At the end of the day, so what?

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