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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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“Specto Testimonium”

Since: Aug 08

Reeders, PA

#1041 Feb 19, 2009
Tar Baby wrote:
Whites? whitey ? Blacks? Just what are these words? Are you trying to say that there is a white race and a black race? If you are your dead wrong, there is only GODS race of people he created all people the same and he loves us all the same.
SIN! is the problem, people have turned away from GOD they have rejected GODS SON JESUS.
What our world needs is JESUS CHRIST to be put first in all we do.
JESUS! SAY THAT NAME KING! JESUS ! KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS!
Everyone out there give JESUS a chance, Let JESUS take over your life. The joy that JESUS will bring into your like will be like nO other.
JESUS IS MY LORD AND SAVIOR AND HAS BEEN FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS I HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK. JESUS IS MY KING MY LORD MY LIFE AND HE CAN BE YOURS, JUST STOP WHAT YOUR DOING NOW AND ASK JESUS TO FORGIVE YOU OF YOUR SINS AND ASK JESUS TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE. IT WILL BE THE BEST THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE IN YOUR LIFE. SOME SAY JESUS IS NOT REAL, JUST TRY IT AND SEE HE WILL SPEAK TO YOU HE WILL BE YOUR KING AND SAVIOR JUST LIKE HE IS MINE.
THANK YOU GOD FOR SENDING YOUR ONE AND ONLY SON TO DIE ON A OLD CROSS FOR MY SINS, THANK YOU JESUS FOR DIEING FOR ME AND ALL THE LOST WORLD. THANK YOU JESUS FOR COMING BACK TO LIFE TO OVER COME DEATH SO THAT WE MAY OVER COME THE DEATH OF SIN.
WE KNOW JESUS YOUR COMING IS GETTING CLOSER EVERY DAY, THE TROUBLE THAT IS IN OUR WORLD, THE PEOPLE ARE FOLLOWING MEN AND TURNING AWAY FROM YOU, THE WORLD IS LOOKING FOR MEN TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR PROBLEMS, BUT WE KNOW JESUS YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN TAKE CARE OF OUR PROBLEMS.
I LOVE YOU JESUS, COME AND COME SOON, I PRAY THE LOST WORLD WOULD ALSO COME TO YOU SOON.
IN THE NAME ON JESUS CHRIST, MAY JESUS BLESS YOU ALL, JESUS HAS HIS ARMS OPEN WAITING FOR YOU!
<quoted text>
Take your fairytales somewhere else.

Since: Jan 09

Miami, FL

#1042 Feb 19, 2009
Much as I hate to admit to be part of the society he describes, he is absolutely 100% correct. That's exactly why opponents of Obama were unable to focus on ANYTHING associated with him, that might be construed in a negative light. And I don't mean nonsense like being called a terrorist, Muslim(like it would matter, and as prejudiced as this county is towards Muslims I could hardly blame him if it were true), or the controversy over his birth certificate. But his policies are very clearly socialist in nature, which goes against the grain of many Americans. Not to mention it is practically the polar opposite of the intentions of what the founding fathers envisioned for the future of the country. And if anyone tried to call him on it, they got called a racist.

“Specto Testimonium”

Since: Aug 08

Reeders, PA

#1043 Feb 19, 2009
Indigenous wrote:
<quoted text>
And what do you think "American History" is? Is it not about Europe's conquest of the Americas? Is not every "historical" monument and document about the "white" history of independence and freedom? Do you live under a rock, or are you just "posturing" for the choir? Read ANY "American history" book, and what will you find? Your statement of a "white history" month is foolish poppycock, and shows me that you have no more than a 3rd grade education. Of course, you will say that you "graduated", that may well be true, but from "where" is the bigger question.
American history is the history of America you toolbag. It doesn't pick and choose races. What happened is what happened. Black history month DOES pick a race to focus on in history.

“Specto Testimonium”

Since: Aug 08

Reeders, PA

#1044 Feb 19, 2009
nakupenda wrote:
i really get sick of alot of white people/ others saying that blacks are crybabies when it comes to racism. the fact is racism does exist, but to alot of white people they do not see it since they do not experience i think it is also natural to justify it since they benefitted from it for so long. Pointing out immoral, brutal behavior is not being a crybaby,, it is just stating a truth.
you all also go on to say blacks sold us into slavery blah blah, this is another defense mechanism to excuse yourself of any guilt or wrongdoing. Yes some Africans sold their own prisoners of war into slavery, is that right NO, does it excuse their role NO, but does it change the fact that whites continually shipped millions of africans across the middle passage for hundreds of years and exploited them NO, how does that erase your role in that? how does that erase force rape of blackslynching, beatings, job and house discrimination, the ku klux klan ..yada yada yada, it doesn't.
i am in intelligent person and i have the capacity to discern that not all whites are this way and that your ancestors are not necessarily YOU, despite the fact that black people are painted with a brush.
What does it really say about those kind of white people in general , this sort of thing, about your ignorance and levels of tolerance, after ALL this time to be going thru the same crap. are you so afraid of that one drop of black blood, your deep seated fears about being wiped out from the face of this "christian nation " that you founded. LOL.
well things are changing, what can i say, move on white people, get over it, as you are always telling us, and get with it.
Um, last time I checked I had no racial wrongdoing. Slave owners have all been dead for a really long time. I'm not trying to excuse anything because I did nothing wrong.
Snakecharmer

Longwood, FL

#1045 Feb 19, 2009
fed up with the mess wrote:
<quoted text>Don't want to talk about other countries. Talking about US history. I see you don't want to talk about it. Just like a white person always trying to change the subject. Talking about slavery HERE in the US. Whites have NEVER been slaves in the US. Trying to justify yourself again.
Have you ever heard of indentured servants? It was a interesting little practice upon white people from western Europe whose "debt" (from whatever source) could be sold to a landowner in the American colonies. Supposedly one was "indentured" (in-debted) to said landowner for so many years (usually seven) to work for said landowner at which time one's debt was paid and one could go one's merry way, except... while one was working for the landowner, he was incurring **more** debt for room and board. In other words, you never got out of debt and the landowner owned **you** for the rest of your life. He could beat you, starve you, kill you and it was all perfectly legal, since he owned your debt. And don't even think about running away; the bounty for your re-capture was added to your debt. An accepted practice of the 15th through 17th centuries. It was practiced on a lot of my Irish ancestors. Can I sue the British goverment for their reparation?

Hmmm...didn't think so. However, I am perfectly willing to discuss race relations as they stand in this country. For instance, why do we still practice voluntary segregation? Go to any school cafeteria and watch the kids. They separate themselves. I would love to go to some of the Latino and Black festivals (esp the Zora Neale Hourston festival in Eatonville, she was one of my favorite authors), but it has been made very plain to me that I am not welcome. Some individuals (of all races) will socially mingle with others outside their race/ethnicity, but they are the exception, not the rule. So let's begin this discusion with voluntary social segregation. Why do we still practice it?

“Specto Testimonium”

Since: Aug 08

Reeders, PA

#1046 Feb 19, 2009
The Commissioner wrote:
<quoted text>
It is called the "achievement gap". And I believe that a lot of it is determined by socioeconomics. If you want to compare a poor ignorant black kid's achievement to a his white counterpart in a similarly bad environment, like Appalachia or Montana.
Ah someone said something smart, finally. Class status is a BIG factor, but not all. Family and discipline are the most important things in a child's life and that is a problem in the black community. That opinion that I developed came with input from prominent black people who grew up in the areas we are speaking of.
American

Baltimore, MD

#1047 Feb 19, 2009
joyce a wrote:
<quoted text>
imagine your neighbors are selling drugs. You call the police. Police come & talk to you and to your neighbors. No evidence, no search warrart, no arrests. That night, your house is attacked. Or maybe your wife is beat up. You call the police again and nothing happens - no evidence.
In reality - the police know where the criminals are. They just take months (or years) to build up a case to arrest them. And after the arrest, the lawyer gets them out of jail in a hour and your house is attacked again.
Baloney. I call the police as an informant and tell them that my neighbor is selling drugs. I name names, I tell them what I saw on the phone. They don't come to my house, but thank me for the information. They make a decision. Did I give them enough information to warrant an investigation? Have other neighbors called and complained?

If they make an arrest, can they tell the arrested person who made the call? No. Because I was listed as "anonymous". The arrest is made because of what the police find, NOT because of what I directed their attention to.

Problem is this attitude prevalent in the inner city about not "snitching" and not cooperating with the police department on investigations. What if a child is missing? Do the neighbors tell what they know or do they remain silent?

If you are not willing to assist law enforcement, then you get what you give. Nothing.

“Specto Testimonium”

Since: Aug 08

Reeders, PA

#1048 Feb 19, 2009
Chuck-S-FL wrote:
Much as I hate to admit to be part of the society he describes, he is absolutely 100% correct. That's exactly why opponents of Obama were unable to focus on ANYTHING associated with him, that might be construed in a negative light. And I don't mean nonsense like being called a terrorist, Muslim(like it would matter, and as prejudiced as this county is towards Muslims I could hardly blame him if it were true), or the controversy over his birth certificate. But his policies are very clearly socialist in nature, which goes against the grain of many Americans. Not to mention it is practically the polar opposite of the intentions of what the founding fathers envisioned for the future of the country. And if anyone tried to call him on it, they got called a racist.
Opponents of Obama had valid points just as opponents of McCain had valid points. If you think there is nothing for people to go against you are brainwashed like 90% of this country is. For the majority of America, race had nothing to do with it.

It only became an issue when he spent three times as much on his inauguration, because he is the first black president and also needed more protection from the few wackos out there, during a horrible economic period.

Since: Dec 08

Shelbiana, KY

#1049 Feb 19, 2009
How can he offer any condemnation of anyone after he recommended that Clinton pardon Marc Rich? He shoud resign.
Mich

Vinaroz, Spain

#1050 Feb 19, 2009
kkk took my baby away :The Ramones

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#1051 Feb 19, 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.
Euro-Americans have benefitted greatly from these "institutions" you mention. You can thank Ms. Sawyer of GMA for exposing this in her tele-documentary about "white" povery.
Pat

Granby, CT

#1052 Feb 19, 2009
Tar Baby wrote:
Whites? whitey ? Blacks? Just what are these words? Are you trying to say that there is a white race and a black race? If you are your dead wrong, there is only GODS race of people he created all people the same and he loves us all the same.
SIN! is the problem, people have turned away from GOD they have rejected GODS SON JESUS.
What our world needs is JESUS CHRIST to be put first in all we do.
JESUS! SAY THAT NAME KING! JESUS ! KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS!
Everyone out there give JESUS a chance, Let JESUS take over your life. The joy that JESUS will bring into your like will be like nO other.
JESUS IS MY LORD AND SAVIOR AND HAS BEEN FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS I HAVE NEVER LOOKED BACK. JESUS IS MY KING MY LORD MY LIFE AND HE CAN BE YOURS, JUST STOP WHAT YOUR DOING NOW AND ASK JESUS TO FORGIVE YOU OF YOUR SINS AND ASK JESUS TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE. IT WILL BE THE BEST THING YOU HAVE EVER DONE IN YOUR LIFE. SOME SAY JESUS IS NOT REAL, JUST TRY IT AND SEE HE WILL SPEAK TO YOU HE WILL BE YOUR KING AND SAVIOR JUST LIKE HE IS MINE.
THANK YOU GOD FOR SENDING YOUR ONE AND ONLY SON TO DIE ON A OLD CROSS FOR MY SINS, THANK YOU JESUS FOR DIEING FOR ME AND ALL THE LOST WORLD. THANK YOU JESUS FOR COMING BACK TO LIFE TO OVER COME DEATH SO THAT WE MAY OVER COME THE DEATH OF SIN.
WE KNOW JESUS YOUR COMING IS GETTING CLOSER EVERY DAY, THE TROUBLE THAT IS IN OUR WORLD, THE PEOPLE ARE FOLLOWING MEN AND TURNING AWAY FROM YOU, THE WORLD IS LOOKING FOR MEN TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR PROBLEMS, BUT WE KNOW JESUS YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN TAKE CARE OF OUR PROBLEMS.
I LOVE YOU JESUS, COME AND COME SOON, I PRAY THE LOST WORLD WOULD ALSO COME TO YOU SOON.
IN THE NAME ON JESUS CHRIST, MAY JESUS BLESS YOU ALL, JESUS HAS HIS ARMS OPEN WAITING FOR YOU!
<quoted text>
They now have medication for delusional people like you. Get some help.
CamdenPride

United States

#1053 Feb 19, 2009
How comical this man is. Say all you guilty white people who voted for Obama are you happy with your choice now? Just think pretty soon you will hear that R word "Reparations"

You fools voted to put in power the most inexperienced and left wing candidate to ever run for President and you have the balls to muster a shocked look when the people he selected to serve are loonies like this?

Standby for the total destruction of our freedom and way of life!

Bush was a good man, thanks for destroying him media.

“Politicians are like diapers”

Since: May 08

Marietta, GA

#1054 Feb 19, 2009
In my apartment complex, I have 2 men that I would consider to be my "best friends".. Bernard and Max... Max is white, Bernard is black. The three of us are often called "The three stooges" by my girlfriend and Bernard's girlfriend. Bernard is involved in an interracial relationship with a white woman, with a bi-racial son (Not his). Last night, after reading about the AG's speech, I went outside and found Bernard... We had a little bit of small talk, and then I asked him.... So, lets discuss race! And he began to talk to me about the Daytona 500 being messed up... And when I told him.... Nooo not that, and I told him about the AG's speech, he rolled his eyes, and said "Whatever" TRUE STORY!
Fenris

United States

#1055 Feb 19, 2009
Cracka wrote:
<quoted text>You are correct! I hate ignorant racists and they bring the worst out of me, so I call them crackas and anything else I can think about. Most of them would never say that racist shit to my face. I'm not a racist but I have no other choice but to fight fire with fire.
You are a real tough guy somalian racist nutsack (LOL). You also are a liar. Yes, there is a ton of heinous, violent crime committed by Anglos, just six times less per capita than blacks (a fact you always try and circumvent). Ramp up the death penalty for ALL heinous muderers (regardless of race), and we would have a good start on reducing the mutant gene pool (you gutless, immigrant turd)......

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#1056 Feb 19, 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.)
Are you denying that exclusion doesn't exist in Euro-American communities? Think deep before you respond.
Cranky old man

United States

#1057 Feb 19, 2009
War never was civilized. It is all about killing the enemy and breaking all their stuff. War can only be justified by victory, a word we seldom hear in America anymore.
R Johnson

United States

#1058 Feb 19, 2009
Black arwe the Racist's
Thomas

Vernon Hills, IL

#1059 Feb 19, 2009
Holder represents the president of the united states and serves him to represent his office. The AG should not make incendiary remarks regarding race. If he felt this way, he should have spoken up before accepting an appointment. With the Clinton pardons and his racism, its time for a new AG.
ropero

Suwanee, GA

#1060 Feb 19, 2009
The matter of race should never be discused.We should all be color blind when it comes to race. We have laws against racial discrimation,which means black or white.But i see allkind of events and orginanazitons for blacks only.I saw an add telling of a company was having a golf tournment for its black managers only.That would not be allowed for whites only.We still have racial discrimation. the blacks do not want to intergrate.

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