“A nation of cowards”
http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2009 ... ory-month/
Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Wednesday labeled the United States “essentially a nation of cowards” when it comes to race relations.
can we discuss racism among minorities?
Attorney General Eric Holder is spot on 100% correct, racism has not been addressed
Actually, we have addressed white people' racism
in large measure (not in totality, not completely), but we have ignored the racism of minorities for far too long.
Hate is a two way street. When minorities can admit that they have been harboring much hate in their hearts for too long, MAYBE we can begin to heal the rift.
The vast majority of racism I encounter on any given day is that of minorities directed at whites. Of course, we have not even been taught how to discern racism among non-whites.
Another issue is that large numbers of whites like myself, had their families come here AFTER slavery and many of them were held in near slavery for seven years (indentured servitude) and that connection is never discussed during black history month.
The problem will not be solved as long as we continue to practice this intellectual dishonesty (ignoring minority racism and ignoring how much whites have struggled as well as minorities).
Get all excited because whites are at the top, but ignore the whites that are on the bottom? I call that hypocrisy.
The origin of the word slave is one that denotes a 'slav', one who is white Caucasian (like from the caucuses region), like from YugoSLAVia.
Yes, white people were slaves as well as blacks
(but ignoring that aspect of history is convenient for scapegoating white people and trying to make us feel 'guilty' all the time and that we 'owe' black people a free ride).
Can we address the cowardice among minorities and others that stops us from addressing all racism, not just racism among whites.
If hate is bad, then all hate is bad (and is worthy of discussion), not just white people's hate.
He can call us cowards; I call most of them hypocrites (often of the highest rank).
(copies of this have been sent to NPR, fox news, glennsacks.com, and to the president of the USA - I sent him a similar email a week or so ago. The issue of racism among minorities has long bothered me, in part because it is such a taboo subject. I do not see how we can heal the rift if we are not even allowed to discuss it. Despise me if you like-here is another reason-but i have been challenged by a very powerful leader of our community to NOT be a coward and to step up and discuss a 'Tough Issue' and one that has not been welcome in the past.
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