“Essentially,” says Attorney General Eric Holder, “[we are] a nation of cowards.” This comment, made during a speech in February, stirred mutterings of both ire and agreement.

Holder states that our collective cowardice manifests in the arena of race relations, particularly when it comes to dialogue between cultures in America. Perhaps from a generalized point of view that is true. But the apparent difficulty in holding conversations on race does not mean there aren’t citizens brave enough to delve into the dark past, uncover truth, shed light on today, move on and commit to a new, harmonious path of life.
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