Wednesday, February 18, 2009

I guess our new AG doesn't get that "freedom of association" thing

Eric Holder, the nation's first black attorney general, said Wednesday the United States was "a nation of cowards" on matters of race, with most Americans avoiding candid discussions of racial issues.

In a speech to Justice Department employees marking Black History Month, Holder said the workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives.

He wants an "honest discussion of racial matters"? Why is it that I suspect his concept of this discussion would be...radically...different than mine?

Mr. Holder, I associate with whom I please when I'm on my time. I don't give a rat's ass if you're black, white or green with purple polka dots. I don't associate (or not associate) based on skin color, sex or anything else. I associate with others based on shared beliefs, interests and experiences.

I do, however, discriminate if you're an idiot. Mr. Holder, trust me when I tell you that I won't be associating with you. You miss out by not sharing any of my beliefs, interests or experiences, plus you're an idiot.

Now...is that "frank" enough for you?

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