February 20, 2009
So Eric Holder, our country’s new Attorney General, wants to have a discussion on race. He said so today during a speech honoring Black History Month. “Though this nation has proudly thought of itself as an ethnic melting pot in things racial, we have always been, and we, I believe, continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards,” Holder said at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. “Though race-related issues continue to occupy a significant portion of our political discussion, and though there remain many unresolved racial issues in this nation, we, average Americans, simply do not talk enough with each other about things racial.”
Well, Mr. Holder, allow me to offer some insight as to why talks about race are lacking in this country. Perhaps it’s because such “talks” aren’t talks at all, but rather one-sided diatribes where black leaders recite grievances and blame everyone but blacks themselves for their inability to get their acts together. Perhaps it’s because blacks scream “racism” for any perceived slight and whites have to cower and take it lest they lose their jobs, are charged with hate crimes, or are socially ostracized.
But I, Mr. Holder, am not afraid of you, as to me you are just a sleazy remnant of the Bill Clinton administration. So let’s have that talk. Let’s talk about the fact that blacks make up 14% of the U.S. population but are 41% of the prison population. Let’s talk about the fact that 70% of black children are born out of wedlock. Let’s talk about the fact that blacks under perform every single racial and ethnic group on any standardized test—I know…it’s cultural bias. Nevertheless, Asians and students from the Middle East-many of whom don’t even speak the English language-outperform whites on said tests.
Let’s talk about the fact that black criminals prey on white victims for 45% of their crimes while whites prey on black victims a mere 3% of the time. Let’s talk about “black leaders” like Jesse Jackson, the Rev. who fathered a child out of wedlock, and blowhard Al Sharpton, who cry about injustices they manufacture like the Duke rape case and the Tawana Brawley hoax, but are largely silent when it comes to imploring their own to demonstrate personal responsibility.
Indeed, in the black community, those who choose to achieve are called sell-outs and Uncle Toms. Bill Cosby is routinely castigated for calling attention to the plight of inner cities where blacks complain about not being accepted in the mainstream even as they kill one another, refuse to speak the King’s English, and insist on retaining their “culture.” Success stories like Colin Powell and Clarence Thomas are derided as being too white, and even comedian Chris Rock admits that, “Books are like Kryptonite to a nigger.”
So while Holder wants to look the other way and disregard the billions of dollars thrown at the black problem in the form of welfare, affirmative action, college admission quotas, Section 8 housing, and myriad other social programs, he wants to look closely at, and have “talks” about, race. Be careful what you wish for Mr. Attorney General, because if all the fed-up middle-aged white guys take you up on your talks, we may decide we’ve had enough of carrying your race on our backs.