February 24, 2009

America’s One-Way Conversation on Race

During a speech in honor of Black History Month, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said last week that America is a “€œnation of cowards”€ because we “€œsimply do not talk enough with each other about race.”

That Holder believes Americans don”€™t talk enough about race is absurd, as it often borders on being a national obsession. But Holder is right that many Americans are cowards on the subject – particularly white Americans, for whom race remains a one-sided conversation.

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