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Holder: US is nation of cowards on racial matters

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Attorney General Eric Holder described the United States Wednesday as a nation of cowards on matters of race, saying most Americans avoid discussing unresolved racial issues.

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Racism

Englewood, CO

#1 Feb 18, 2009
Like Black Racist's

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#2 Feb 18, 2009
someone should advise holder that at one time in history all races were enslaved!! blacks do not hold the high card!! it was blacks who rounded up african blacks and sold them to america!!- holder apparently lacks any education with regard historic fact!!- with his questionable background and poor judgement he needs to clam up as history will catch up to him as well and get aired into every newspaper and home regarding his mark rich and terrorist's release and pardon in the clintom admin!!!

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sean1030

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Feb 18, 2009
He is totally correct on what he says.

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Amen
#4 Feb 18, 2009
Democracy or equality is just a concept but far from a reality.

Why wasting time barking at the moon?
PSL

Boca Raton, FL

#5 Feb 18, 2009
Damn right we are cowards. It's time to say, no more affirmative action, no more generations of welfare families and no more calling us honkies knowing we can't use the N word.

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denita d

Kent, WA

#6 Feb 18, 2009
He is telling the truth.Slavery in America was different,you know that.

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American Expat

Dubai, UAE

#7 Feb 18, 2009
Start the violins...the same old song.

No other country in the history of the world has done as much for its minority populations as the US. But no matter what, this taxpayer-funded, free aid and Affirmative Action will NEVER be enough.

Holder and his fellow Leftists should spend some time living in other countries and THEN tell us who the REAL racist cowards are.

And speaking of cowards, here is a guy who pardoned criminals because he did not have the moral backbone to oppose it.

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“Fight the Power! Drink my Soda”

Since: Nov 08

Atlanta, GA

#8 Feb 18, 2009
pythias07 wrote:
someone should advise holder that at one time in history all races were enslaved!! blacks do not hold the high card!! it was blacks who rounded up african blacks and sold them to america!!- holder apparently lacks any education with regard historic fact!!- with his questionable background and poor judgement he needs to clam up as history will catch up to him as well and get aired into every newspaper and home regarding his mark rich and terrorist's release and pardon in the clintom admin!!!
You do realize that was a lie created by these white racist fools to help combat who was responsible for the destruction of black people.

Do some research man , there are no history books from 1990 and before those years that don't state any information about blacks selling black into slavery.

Trust me If blacks selling blacks was so true , your white ancestor what of placed something like this in documents and books.

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Mothra

Apache Junction, AZ

#9 Feb 18, 2009
Sounds like the makings of a agenda.

Foreshadowing?

“America: Pussified?”

Since: Nov 08

Stittville

#10 Feb 18, 2009
Until I have an naawp, an all white college, or white history month, I will continue to live my life the way I do, though I have friends that are black and I associate with them in my private life as well as my work. I dont see why blacks have to have groups solely for the advancement of blacks, we whites dont have them and im not complaining about fairness im complaining about equality they fought for it and now they got it but yet they get to go above and beyond with theses blacks only groups and now i feel segregated against, What kinda B.S. is this? the kind that i don go for so my comment to you holder....open your eyes and look at it from the white perspective, Iv seen it from both angles. My black friends say the same thing i do but then again my friends are educated

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opinions

San Diego, CA

#11 Feb 18, 2009
The only way to resolve racial issues is to not even talk about it at all.

Examples:
Here is a person who does not look White and speaks perfect English mingling with everyone. Then this conversation takes place.

ATTENDEE:(To non-White person) Great day, isn't it?

NON-WHITE PERSON: Yes, it is. The sun is shining. The weather is nice. Perfect day.

ATTENDEE: Uhh... Where did you come from?

NON-WHITE PERSON: What do you mean? I came from here.

ATTENDEE: No, I mean... Where were you originally from? What is your ethnic background?

NON-WHITE PERSON: Oh!(THINKING TO HIMSELF - Why do idiots like this person have to remind me that I am not one of them and that I look different???? Here I am mingling like an all-American and this idiot is too rude to ask where I came from. Can't people just talk to each without getting into ethnic backgrounds?? I absolutely hate that I have to be reminded that I am different from the rest of the people.)

(Responding...) Where was I from? YES. I was from here originally. I was born here. My parents were born here also.

ATTENDEE: Oh...okay.

NON-WHITE PERSON:(Thinking to himself: uggh... I hate it when people remind me I am different.)
RTF

United States

#13 Feb 18, 2009
PSL wrote:
Damn right we are cowards. It's time to say, no more affirmative action, no more generations of welfare families and no more calling us honkies knowing we can't use the N word.
There haven't been "generations" of welfare since the welfare reform act of 1996 which limited welfare to 5 years total and after 2 years the monies could only be received if the participant was in a job training or education program.

Quotas were established due to the fact that many businesses and institutions would circumvent the equality laws by any means necessary to keep from serving minorities and females even when they met or EXCEEDED any criteria. The federal government basically said “you WILL serve/hire/admit this many women, blacks, hispanics, minorities, etc. NO MATTER WHAT”. It was never a question of not being qualified and getting something for nothing. Everyone knows full well that with the same or better qualifications, a black person/woman/hispanic is still, to this day, LESS likely to get the job/promotion/loan/contract in a many instances. I challenge anyone to find numbers that support the notion that Affirmative Action is giving black Americans or women an advantage greater than their representation in the population.(i.e. we actually have a BETTER chance of being selected than our numbers would indicate) Meanwhile I can show you a ton of areas in American society, business and government where African Americans and women are UNDEREPRESENTED and white male Americans are OVERREPRESENTED.

Furthermore there are no teeth in Affirmative Action laws. There are no even mandates for companies or corporations to meet, there are only guidelines and there are no repercussions for not meeting these guidelines unless the entity recieves government monies, so give us a break already.
cali-dontCareAbo utTypos

Torrance, CA

#14 Feb 18, 2009
unresolved....if both parties are dead its resolved....white people have learned to leave shit behind we dont need to keep bring up stuff that happened 100's of yrs.... europe when it dominated the world was filled with drunks, drugs, violence...and they really were not smart people compared to people today.

what do you want to do sit around and discuss our feelings/$/revange... honestly what?
RTF

United States

#15 Feb 18, 2009
American Expat wrote:
Start the violins...the same old song.
No other country in the history of the world has done as much for its minority populations as the US. But no matter what, this taxpayer-funded, free aid and Affirmative Action will NEVER be enough.
Holder and his fellow Leftists should spend some time living in other countries and THEN tell us who the REAL racist cowards are.
And speaking of cowards, here is a guy who pardoned criminals because he did not have the moral backbone to oppose it.
Wow, that's kind of like saying "no other country in the history of the world was as good to it's slaves". And for the record, in some country's the "minority" actual rule the country. South Africa was pretty good to it's minority population.
opinions

San Diego, CA

#16 Feb 18, 2009
If Holder and Obama are so concerned about Blacks - just require all the Black people to be college-educated. Their rule should be every Black adult must be college educated and earn a college degree. After earning a degree, they must all hold white-collar jobs. This is so the stereotypes will be gone for Blacks once and for all. This is their chance! Do it. Solve it! NOW!

If the Blacks are just sitting around collecting welfare from the government, that ain't gonna help their situation.

Be college-educated and hold a white-collar job. That will solve your problems.

Since: Jun 08

Not Waynesboro or Hagerstown

#17 Feb 18, 2009
He is correct, that's why we have President Obama, everyone was scared into voting for him. If you didn't you are a racist.

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#18 Feb 18, 2009
sean1030 wrote:
He is totally correct on what he says.
He's an idiot and out of touch. Many have moved on.
American Expat

Dubai, UAE

#19 Feb 18, 2009
opinions wrote:
The only way to resolve racial issues is to not even talk about it at all.
Examples:
Here is a person who does not look White and speaks perfect English mingling with everyone. Then this conversation takes place.
ATTENDEE:(To non-White person) Great day, isn't it?
NON-WHITE PERSON: Yes, it is. The sun is shining. The weather is nice. Perfect day.
ATTENDEE: Uhh... Where did you come from?
NON-WHITE PERSON: What do you mean? I came from here.
ATTENDEE: No, I mean... Where were you originally from? What is your ethnic background?
NON-WHITE PERSON: Oh!(THINKING TO HIMSELF - Why do idiots like this person have to remind me that I am not one of them and that I look different???? Here I am mingling like an all-American and this idiot is too rude to ask where I came from. Can't people just talk to each without getting into ethnic backgrounds?? I absolutely hate that I have to be reminded that I am different from the rest of the people.)
(Responding...) Where was I from? YES. I was from here originally. I was born here. My parents were born here also.
ATTENDEE: Oh...okay.
NON-WHITE PERSON:(Thinking to himself: uggh... I hate it when people remind me I am different.)
What silliness. American whites ask other American whites about their ethnic heritage all the time in casual settings. You're making a mountain out of a molehill.

“Obamunism - Political Failure”

Since: Feb 08

Out here in the country

#20 Feb 18, 2009
I guess what he must be talking about is the lack of respect shown to the Puerto Rican community by black people.Or is it the lack of respect that black people are shown by Hispanic people? It's gotta be one of those doesn't it?
Fenris

United States

#21 Feb 18, 2009
Black crybaby racists are certainly the worst thing to ever happen to this country. They are the ONLY conquered people in history still continuing to beat the dead horse of "reparations" (something which will NEVER happen).

Mirroring his own statement, Mr Holder CERTAINLY is one of the best examples of this blanket accusation of "cowardice". Until we have a "white history month", can things truly be based in equality?

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