Attorney General Eric Holder described the United States Wednesday as a nation of cowards on matters of race, saying most Americans avoid discussing awkward racial issues. In a speech to Justice Department employees marking Black History Month, Holder said the workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives.
â€œIf weâ€™re going to ever make progress, weâ€™re going to have to have the guts, we have to have the determination, to be honest with each other. It also means we have to be able to accept criticism where that is justified,â€ Holder told reporters after the speech.
Honest dialogue require that all positions be accepted.
That’s very, very far from what the truth is.
So there cannot be honest dialogue until “I am a nationalist and prefer to live with my own kind by culture, values, heritage, language and class” is an acceptable statement.
There’s not going to be honest dialogue until we admit that most people in every ethnic group feel this way.
There’s no hope of honest dialogue until we accept that some of us realize what history tells us about diversity: it doesn’t work, unless you like living in the third world, and even then, after a few generations you get a population that has lost all unique adaptations of its admixed elements.
Bravo to him for making a brave statement; he’s setting up a dialogue into which more insightful statements can be made.