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Eric Holder says that we do not discuss race often enough in the United States. You ARE kidding me, right? It seems to me that we discuss race constantly. There are few other topics that are discussed in the public eye more often than racial issues.

He then goes on to say:

If we are to make progress in this area, we must feel comfortable enough with one another and tolerant enough of each other to have frank conversations about the racial matters that continue to divide us…If we’re going to ever make progress, we’re going to have to have the guts, we have to have the determination, to be honest with each other. It also means we have to be able to accept criticism where that is justified.

How can we have a frank discussion about race, when the minorities in this country sue and ostracize every person in this country who does not agree with the politics of blaming the white folks?

Speaking at an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision, Cosby attacked poor black people for everything from bad speaking habits to getting shot by the police. Here are a few quotes:

“Ladies and gentlemen, the lower economic people are not holding up their end in this deal. These people are not parenting. They are buying things for kids — $500 sneakers for what? And won’t spend $200 for ‘Hooked on Phonics.”

“They’re standing on the corner and they can’t speak English. I can’t even talk the way these people talk: ‘Why you ain’t,’ ‘Where you is’ … And I blamed the kid until I heard the mother talk. And then I heard the father talk. … Everybody knows it’s important to speak English except these knuckleheads. … You can’t be a doctor with that kind of crap coming out of your mouth!”

Of course, you mention this fact, and you are told that you are turning Bill Cosby into one of the most useful tools a white supremacist could ever hope for in promoting your agenda. Nevermind that the race in question is avoiding the issue by attacking you and calling you a racist, instead of blaming the source of the problem.

A few years ago, I had a black man tell me that blacks were getting higher interest rates on loans than were whites, and this proved that the white bank executives were racists. I tried to point out to him that accusing whites of being racist as a group is just as racist as accusing all blacks of being ignorant, but that infuriated him.

I also pointed out to him that blacks commit 48% of the murders, but consist of only 13% of the population. Black women are 3 times more likely to likely to be unwed teen mothers than other races, 4 times more likely to commit murder, deal drugs, become prostitutes, or be murdered than any other race.

Asians are only 4% of the population, but make up 20% of the student body in Ivy League schools.

Blacks need to stop doing drugs, stop impregnating their young women and then walking out on them, they need to stay in school. Stop dealing drugs, stop calling the few blacks who DO become successful “Oreo”, “Uncle Tom”, or “Carlton” and encourage success in a profession other than Rapper, Athlete, or Drug Dealer.

How is that for a frank discussion?