It is very disheartening when the attorney general of the United States, Eric Holder, calls us a nation of cowards (2/19, A-5). Even though he was referring to our conduct in race relations, I would never expect one of our government leaders to call us cowards. To make it even worse, he gave no direction for his desired change in racial relations. He just provided ridicule.
Congress might have been a better starting place for the attorney general to vent his displeasure. There are some racially organized caucuses in Congress that should disband. Any government grouping by race sends a harmful message of separatism.
It should be evident to Mr. Holder that racial change is occurring in this country. However, people live and socialize with those with whom they have things in common, regardless of race. Government cannot and should not try to control socialization.
America’s top cop has an attitude. The attorney general of the United States accused the people of our country of being cowards on matters of race. This is a slap on the face of millions of Americans who worked long, back-breaking hours to elect an African-American as president, who subsequently appointed the attorney general.
How is this man going to keep equilibrium in the legal system? He is obviously biased.