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Are We Post-Racial Yet?

Eric Holder, our first African American Attorney General serving under out first African American President, has these words about his fellow citizens:

Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial, we have always been, and we, I believe, continue to be, in too many ways, a nation of cowards,” Holder said in remarks to his staff in honor of Black History Month. His comments appear on a transcript provided by the Justice Department.

Even as we fight a war against terrorism; deal with the reality of electing an African-American, for the first time, as the president of the United States; and deal with other significant issues of the day, the need to confront our racial past and to understand our racial present, and to understand the history of African people in this country — that all endures,” the attorney general added.

Someone should have asked him about that at the confirmation hearing. I have no idea what he could possibly be thinking other than to throw crumbs to the liberal professional civil-rights lobbyists and perpetual-victimization crowd. But it sure isn’t going to go over well with all those “cowards” out there in America.



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