Attorney General: US Is Nation Of Cowards On Racial Matters


eric_holder_1Attorney General Eric Holder described the United States yesterday 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.

“It is an issue we have never been at ease with and, given our nation’s history, this is in some ways understandable,” Holder said. “If we are to make progress in this area, we must feel comfortable enough with one another and tolerant enough of each other to have frank conversations about the racial matters that continue to divide us.”

He told Justice Department employees they have a special responsibility to advance racial understanding.

{AP/Elisha Newscenter}


  1. Hey Eric! If America was such a racist Nation, how did Obama become President & you become Attorney General?! What a Liberal lying fool!

  2. Holder, who is as divisive as they come, is promotimg the Saul Alinsky-Communist version of social “engineering”. He wants me to discuss “race” with his DOJ lackies. If we ever told him about Cham and his moral leper descendents, his flappy ears would fall off. And, he wants to direct who our friends and neighbors (and in-laws?) will be.