Our new Attorney General, Eric Holder, says that America is a “nation of cowards” when it comes to race relations. The race-baiting cabinet official made his remarks yesterday in honor of Black History Month. Apparently being the first black attorney general serving under the first black president isn’t indicative of progress according to Holder. Listening to him, you’d think that Jim Crow had just ended with Obama’s election.
Holder’s insulting remarks were no doubt aimed at white Americans, particularly those who didn’t vote for Obama. That’s why Holder dragged out the tired rhetoric about “the need to confront our racial past and to understand our racial present.” It’s the same white-guilt lecturing we’ve always heard before. Yet what makes this event noteworthy is the fact that a sitting attorney general is saying this nonsense, implying that he’ll be incorporating this racialism into public policy at the Justice Department.
In their never-ending work to preserve victimhood for racial minorities, the Left will now have the perfect spokesman to help with that task. No, the real cowards are self-righteous liberals like Holder who build themselves up by tearing down Middle America for cheap political gain. If the fires of racism still exist in America (and they do), then it’s only because people like Holder keep stoking the embers. His political career depends upon it.