Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder told an audience celebrating Black History Month at the Justice Department that the country is still “voluntarily socially segregated,” adding that “in things racial we have always been and continue to be, in too many ways, essentially a nation of cowards.”

Holder is correct. After all, just look at whom the nation was cowed into electing president.

The CNN news item on Holder’s speech continues:

The attorney general said employees across the country “have done a pretty good job in melding the races in the workplace,” but he noted that “certain subjects are off limits and that to explore them risks at best embarrassment and at worst the questioning of one’s character…It’s a question of being honest with ourselves and racial issues that divide us. It’s not easy to talk about it. We have to have the guts to be honest with each other, accept criticism, accept new proposals.”

It sounds to me like he’s talking about liberals — that is, the blacks’ yes men on all racial questions, usually loath to be honest with people of other races. Holder added: “On Saturdays and Sundays, America in the year 2009 does not, in some ways, differ significantly from the country that existed some 50 years ago. This is truly sad.”

One can understand where Holder is coming from. He comes from the Clinton administration, and is simply suggesting that more folks spend their free time among other races the way his old boss did when he made this love child:

Indeed, Bill Clinton spent his weekends with all three of these ladies:

(Note to Bill Clinton and Toni Morrison: To be even partly black, one must be the product of two different races, not knock up someone of a different race.)

But in addition to how we spend our weekends, as Holder cites, one good place to judge how the races get along is the cafeteria table during school lunchtime. In my high school the dorky kids — white, black, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Hispanic — all sat together at one table, and the popular kids — white, black, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Hispanic — all sat together at a different table.

Meanwhile, according to this 2004 AP article, a poll found that race relations in this country had greatly improved.

So why are Obama and Holder trying to piss me off now?