Eric Holder on America and Race: 'A Nation of Cowards'

By Eugene Cho 2-19-2009

Are you a coward? Chicken? When it comes to the issue of race, why are Americans [including Christians] so reticent and reluctant to engage in honest conversations? What are we scared of? This is a thought provoking and honest assessment about the American people and the issue of race by Attorney General Eric Holder.

Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards...

I have two instructions for you:

  1. Read the article below.
  2. Discuss. Agree? Disagree? Damn it: Why does it always have to be just about black and white? What does "translated into policy" mean? What are we afraid of?

For those bored, I have some previous stuff dealing with race:

Here's the article:


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