"Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot, in things racial we have always been and I believe continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards," Holder said.
Race issues continue to be a topic of political discussion, but "we, as average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about race."
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Holder: U.S. Is A "Nation Of Cowards"
More upbeat, affirming rhetoric from the Obama administration: