Holder's 'Cowards' Comment Rekindles Race Debate

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Words spoken by U.S. Atty. General Eric Holder this week at a Black History program have rekindled a widespread debate on America's rocky history of race relations. Holder said that the U.S. is, in many ways, "a nation of cowards" when it comes to addressing and resolving prevalent tensions.

Charles Ogletree, of the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School; John Powell, of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, and Angelo Falcon, of the National Institute for Latino Policy explore Holder's remarks and discuss why race remains subject many wish to ignore.

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