Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN) July 16, 2013
It was more than four years ago that the nation’s new Attorney General, Eric Holder, declared that America was “a nation of cowards” who “simply do not talk enough with each other about things racial.” You could have fooled us, but apparently we’re still not talking about race enough. In the wake of the George Zimmerman verdict, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin is just curious: is now the time for President Obama to take the lead in a national conversation on race?
It’s a bit of a loaded question. Why the president? CNN contributor Donna Brazile’s not waiting around.
For starters, with the current racial and political polarization, why do we need someone else to start a conversation? We must start it!—
Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) July 16, 2013
Of course, “national conversation” probably means the same thing it did when America had its national conversation on guns: promote liberal legislation, and when that fails to materialize, wait a week and say it’s time for another national conversation. So, is now the time for President Obama to step up and heal the nation’s racial divisions?
I dont want a teachable moment…I dont want a National Conversation…I want people working full time and do something abt the debt—
LaurieAnn (@mooshakins) July 16, 2013
You could always talk to this guy.
Here’s a dissenting vote we didn’t expect.