Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Holder: U.S. cowardly on race matters

Thanks to Mark for telling me about this article.

Hey, Obama supporters! Any flickering of the light bulb in your head yet? I thought not.

It appears that we now have two incredibly egotistical, arrogant african-americans in places of power. It seems that they are quite full of themselves and just can't stop themselves from shoving their blackness down our throats. These idiots are going to piss off a lot of Americans and set back the race relations by 20 years. Well, now Obama has another buddy to help him with his verbal bashing of America. I surprised he didn't start singing "we shall overcome."

I don't know how many times I'm allowed to say this, but you just can't make this crap up.

Holder: U.S. cowardly on race matters
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
from The Washington Times

A forceful Attorney General Eric Holder on Wednesday called the United States "a nation of cowards" when it comes to race and vowed the Justice Department would assume a greater role in fighting racism and other discrimination.

"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," Mr. Holder said.

"Though race-related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race."

Text of Mr. Holder's speech

The bold remarks from the nation's first black attorney general were made to Justice Department employees during an event commemorating Black History Month.

Mr. Holder said the Justice Department bears special responsibility in addressing racial ills and referenced President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address to describe the department's mission.

"Through its work and through its example this Department of Justice, as long as I am here, must -- and will -- lead the nation to the "new birth of freedom" so long ago promised by our greatest president," he said. "This is our duty and our solemn obligation."
Mr. Holder told reporters after the event that he will help put his words into action by revitalizing the department's Civil Rights Division. "It's a division that has not gotten the attention it deserves, the resources it deserves, and people have not been given a sense of mission," he said. "I am bound and determined to make that section the vital place that it always has been."
Mr. Holder said that despite high-profile gains among blacks in the recent elections, there are many hurdles yet to clear.
"The fact that we have an African-American attorney general, an African-American president, I think, is extremely significant, but it is not an indication that all of the problems that we have confronted as a nation over the years are now resolved," Mr. Holder told reporters.
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