Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A Nation of Cowards... NOT!

Abigail Thernstrom, the author of "America In Black and White: One Nation, Indivisible", takes Eric Holder to the woodshed or race.

Money Q:

It’s not obvious that there is value in a “dialogue” about race of the sort that Holder imagines. Yes, conversations are nice — about the Academy Awards, the NBA, the price of gas, our economic worries, the elderly parents we take care of, the resolutions we’ve made to get more exercise, or our love for junk food. But we don’t need Holder’s version of a conversation. The last thing Americans need is more race chatter. It doesn’t bring us together; it separates us. And, in any case, our record on race in recent decades has been one of courage, not cowardice.

Read the whole thing.


Anonymous Bob said...

Gil - Hey! We agree on this one. Gene Lyons is on the same page too. See "Fake outrage accomplishes nothing useful" in todays Times.
It's time to give the race issue a rest, and concentrate on more pressing issues.

February 26, 2009 at 8:37 AM 

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