New AG Holder: When it comes to race, America is a “nation of cowards”

posted at 4:00 pm on February 18, 2009 by Allahpundit

So saith the first black Attorney General, appointed by the black president we cowardly Americans just elected — which, last time I checked, is one more than any European country’s ever elected — during a speech honoring America’s officially recognized Black History Month. The key bit comes about a minute in. There’s nothing shocking about this, unless it’s how pedestrian it is. It’s the same old nonsense about having an “honest” conversation on race, which typically means agreeing root and branch with the leftist position on any policy issue that touches that subject (e.g., illegal immigration) on penalty of being called a racist. The boss notes the irony of Holder uncorking this on a day when “civil rights leader” Al Sharpton is demagoging the hell out of the New York Post for an innocent cartoon, but there’s an irony even more sublime here: Obama himself did everything he could to avoid race during the campaign — aside from the occasional insinuation that McCain’s a bigot — until the Wright uproar forced his hand. He could have used his platform to push the issue front and center but he decided he’d rather get elected. Holder owes his job to that, ahem, cowardice.



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hmmmm

Aggie95 on February 19, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Heather Mac Donald, at City Journal, has a column highlighted right now under Hot Air’s “Headlines.” I think if we are going to have a courageous and honest discussion on race, we should start with the areas she has outlined.

Star20 on February 19, 2009 at 7:40 PM

If we’re cowards afraid to talk about race, it’s because leftists & race-baiting Blacks have bullied us into silence. Case in point: the demagaguery of that cartoon about Pelosi & Congress portrayed as a chimp.

jgapinoy on February 19, 2009 at 8:58 PM

My wife is of a different race (I’m White, she’s asian). We thoroughly enjoy talking to each other, & we never run out of things to talk about. We never talk about race.

jgapinoy on February 19, 2009 at 9:00 PM

asian Asian

jgapinoy on February 19, 2009 at 9:00 PM

We never talk about race.

I should add, because it’s not an issue.

jgapinoy on February 19, 2009 at 9:02 PM

so….is Eric Holder black?

congma on February 19, 2009 at 10:12 PM

in an address at a Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial service in 1994, Holder articulated his wishes. “There has been for too long a conspiracy of silence in the black community–a reluctance to discuss our manifest problems, a desire to avoid painful truths,” he said, as quoted in the Washington Post. “The defenders of the silence say we are not the ones who import or manufacture guns. This logic has been used to shield us from the ugly truth that we are the ones who pull the triggers, and we are the ones who sell and use drugs. We must talk about these things and confront these truths.” He concluded soberly: “We are in many ways our own worst enemy.”

he talks about dialogue a lot

hmmm….

congma on February 19, 2009 at 10:21 PM

Mr. Holder must think it very courageous of him to decry cowardice from the confines of the Justice Dept. But go to South Boston and tell them they’re cowards; go to Queens; go say it in Dallas or Houston.

Who’s the real coward here, Mr. Holder?

Yes, I do associate with people of my race on weekends. It’s my family. At this point the Black Racist chair is unoccupied–and will remain so.

EMD on February 19, 2009 at 10:27 PM

THERE IS A BLACK CRIME WAVE TAKING PLACE IN AMERICA — HERE ARE THE FACTS: while white criminals choose black victims three percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time. Black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, and black-on-white robberies are 139 times more common than the reverse. About this epidemic of black assaults on whites, we hear nothing from SFGATE and the rest of the mainstream media.

searcher484 on February 19, 2009 at 10:56 PM

As Rush said today, “No other country in the face of the earth has shed more blood in the name of freedom and justice than the United States.” And I say, in much less poetic language: F U Eric Holder.

CapitalistPig on February 19, 2009 at 11:08 PM

THERE IS A BLACK CRIME WAVE TAKING PLACE IN AMERICA — HERE ARE THE FACTS: while white criminals choose black victims three percent of the time, black criminals choose white victims 45 percent of the time. Black-on-white rapes are 100 times more common than the reverse, and black-on-white robberies are 139 times more common than the reverse. About this epidemic of black assaults on whites, we hear nothing from SFGATE and the rest of the mainstream media.

searcher484 on February 19, 2009 at 10:56 PM

I don’t believe this is accurate. Got a link?

platypus on February 19, 2009 at 11:53 PM

Looks like a conversation about race to me. No cowards here Mr.Holder

hiphopconservative on February 20, 2009 at 12:41 AM

Michelle Obama: “Our souls are broken

Holder: “a nation of cowards

Barry Hussein: “I screwed up.”

And they wonder why the economy keeps sinking?

The Downer Administration.

profitsbeard on February 20, 2009 at 12:48 AM

When it comes to race, his nation is a nation of cowards. My nation is not

That is because his nation punishes people for having different opinions, and forces businesses, schools and institutions to say what he wants to hear about race. In that sense his nation is cowardly because his nation does not like getting beaten up for disobedience

Was Rush Limbaugh a coward for addressing racial issues?

NO

Was B.O. a coward for telling people they should not listen to Rush Limbaugh? Good question. He seems to fear the words Limbaugh speeks

Mr. Holder is a jerk and a poor substitute for a public servant

entagor on February 20, 2009 at 1:50 AM

Who are the cowards, with blacks killing blacks, the only one who has EVER said anything about it is Bill Cosby, and look how they treated him… You Holder are the coward.

reshas1 on February 20, 2009 at 10:58 AM

Actually it’s Blacks killing Whites in, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Guadeloupe, America and, well, everywhere. This, of course, while we pour in Billions in Aid.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1150062/Britons-flee-French-island-Guadeloupe-rioters-turn-white-families.html

GunRunner on February 20, 2009 at 11:05 AM

Based on the majority of these comments, a lot of you are judging ALL blacks by the criminals and low lives.

hiphopconservative on February 20, 2009 at 1:01 PM

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