Thursday, February 19, 2009

What's this "we" business, white man?

Attorney General, Eric Holder, gives a speech at the Justice Department honoring Black History Month and about the 1:00 minute mark dutifully informs us that we are in many ways a “nation of cowards” when it comes to dealing with race.

Full disclosure: We were only able to slog through the first 6 minutes of the clip due to unbearable self-flaggelating whining put upon us by Holder.

We do wonder however, if Holder feels this cowardice was somehow displayed this past November when an American Presidential candidate who looks and talks like most of America was rejected in favor of a candidate who does not look and talk like most of America?

We may be too harsh in this assessment but we can’t help but feel Holder used the term “cowardice” as substitute for perhaps a stronger invective.

P.S. The title is in reference to the response we would get from "Pops" while in our youth if a collective call to action was made that was not entirely to his liking.

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