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America is a Nation of Cowards?

Attorney General Eric Holder, who is African American, called the American people a "nation of cowards," at least when discussions of race are concerned.  I agree, and have been saying the same thing for years.  Our society is full of double standards.

Why, e.g., is it racist to call Barack Obama an ape, but not racist to call George W. Bush an ape?  See cartoon and subsequent blow up.

When three white college students in North Carolina were falsely accused of raping a black woman, it was called a hate crime.  It was also national attention.  When three black college students were accused of raping a white woman, no one called it a hate crime - and the national media didn't care.

Why is Al Sharpton, a notorious racist with anti-white views, given anything but public ridicule and scorn?

Why is anyone who suggests that there are measurable differences in races per se labeled at racists?   Should scientists and scholars examine the data, following it where it leads them?  Or should scientists live in fear that their data might show differences between races?

When black people overwhelming voted to deny gay equal rights in California, we were told to ignore that.  Even noting that blacks voted to dney gay rights opened one up to charges of racism.  Instead, we should hate Mormons - a politically marginal group of people with much less power and influence than blacks.

I would like to discuss these issues and more with Attorney General Holder.  Will he have the courage to discuss the double standards in America?  Or will he only have the courage to discuss racism insofar as it means this: White people hate black people but are too afraid to admit it?

White people are indeed racists.  Black people are also racists.  Until everyone is willing to admit those two truths, there's nothing to discuss.