The Obama Holder Admonition
To Heal or Agitate America's
"...nation of cowards...to have frank conversations about the racial matters..."
It is evident that the United States of America did not institute the peculiar institution of chattel slavery, but instead inherited the tragedy from the British Empire on July 4,1776 when the "new nation conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal", was born.
Of course, "We the People" went on to eventually emancipate the slave with the intention of ensuring them with full "equal justice under the law" US citizenship "as is enjoyed by White citizens" according to the Constitutional mandates of the 14th Amendment.
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen setbacks, the second half of the American Dream Mission of the Founding Fathers and the Republican architects of the slave emancipation process...the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, as well as the US Civil War, the subsequent slavery "wound" between the former White slave holders and the former Black slaves have has not healed.
Under certain parameters, it seems that in many ways, race relations between the two peoples have improved from some.
Recognizing this critical issue at the very heart and soul of what America is to be, the Hon. Barack Hussein Obama, the first "son of the slaves" to be President of the United States has instructed his Attorney Genera, Mr. Eric Holder, the first "son of the slaves" to hold such position to admonish Americans, whom they consider cowards, to have in-depth conversations with each other about it.
Obama’s Attorney General of the US Justice Department, Mr. Eric Holder admonished and prescribed to the "Nation of Cowards" the following:
"…Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards. Though race-related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race.
"It is an issue we have never been at ease with and given our nation's history this is in some ways understandable. And yet, if we are to make progress in this area we must feel comfortable enough with one another, and tolerant enough of each other, to have frank conversations about the racial matters that continue to divide us.
But we must do more -- and we in this room bear a special responsibility. Through its work and through its example this Department of Justice, as long as I am here, must -- and will -- lead the nation to the 'new birth of freedom' so long ago promised by our greatest President.
This is our duty and our solemn obligation." US Attorney General, Eric Holder said, "It is hard for me to accept that the result of those efforts was to create an America that is more prosperous, more positively race-conscious, and yet is voluntarily socially segregated."
"This is truly sad. Given all that we as a nation went through during the civil rights struggle, it is hard for me to accept that the result of the those efforts was to create an America that is more prosperous, more positively race-conscious, and yet is voluntarily socially segregated"
Addressing reporters after the speech, Holder, 57, said his comments were "a question of being honest," adding that "we have to have the guts" to talk about race issues instead of avoiding them.
"It is an easy thing not to talk about these things. It is a painful thing to discuss them," said Holder, who was raised in New York City by parents whose roots are in Barbados.
In turn, Holder pledged to boost the work and mission of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, saying, "It's a division that has not gotten the attention it deserves, the resources it deserves, and people have not been given a sense of mission."
While Holder spoke about the masses spending more time together, ABC News polls show there has been sharply increased social interaction between black and white Americans in the past few decades. In June, 79 percent of whites reported having a "fairly close personal friend" who's black, up from 54 percent in 1981. Ninety-two percent of blacks reported having a white friend, up from 69 percent a generation ago.
Similarly, a 2005 poll found that 48 percent of whites and 63 percent of blacks said someone in their family had brought a friend of the other race home for dinner -- also far higher than when the data series began in 1973.
Still, three-quarters of African-Americans say they've personally experienced racial discrimination.
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