What to make of AG Eric Holder's comment that Americans are cowards for not talking about race? One could more easily say, based on the AG's comments, that America is a nation of blowhards. I'll try not to stereotype as he did.
I suppose it would be cowardly to talk about race just because a race-conscious government office holder (no pun intended) wanted to talk about race. As if that's the main problem in America today. Not the economy. Not jobs. Not declining devotion to Christ. Not killing children in the womb. Not sky high rates of unwed motherhood. Not the schools.
I don't even understand what he wants. Race has been a national obsession for decades for good or for ill. See Martin Luther King and Archie Bunker respectively. And didn't Messiah Obama's race speech in Philly fix everything? A bully like Holder is never satisfied.
The idea that talk solves everything reminds me of our corporate diversity classes where the instructor begins class throwing out insults that portray stereotypical views of each race and apparently assuming, just by airing them, that biogtry and prejudice will be gone. This is sort of like the idea that sexual sin will disappear if we had more sex ed in schools.
In other words, would talk help or make it worse? With blogs you can find anybody talking about anything if you want it. David Duke and Louis Farrakahn talk about race; is Holder happy with them? If he'd said Americans need to be less prejudiced then that's one thing. But to say we need to be talk more about race in order to decrease race-consciousness is stupid.