WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder described the United States Wednesday as a nation of cowards on matters of race, saying most Americans avoid discussing awkward racial issues.
I would say the United States is NOT cowardly on racial matters. I would like to say to Mr. Holder, in the words of our founders, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. " Dr. Martin Luther King also used these words in his "I Have a Dream" speech. Our nation has worked hard to overcome racial prejudice and boundaries; we have been making progress. We are not perfect.
Do you think Mr. Holder is correct? Are we still a nation of "cowards?"
Asked by Anonymous at 3:22 PM on Feb. 18, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by gemgem at 3:24 PM on Feb. 18, 2009
Yes. I think, especially as a white person, you have to be VERY careful what you say and how you say it. What I mean one way gets construed as another when it comes to race. I don't think there will EVER be honest race talks because as soon as something is said that one side doesn't like, they scream racism, and the talks over.
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