I wanted to respond on the very morning you raised the question...I was fortunate to teach a college course about multi-cultural issues...and one theory is that there is a continuum from cultural destructiveness to cultural proficiency. One very interesting activity we did in the course was to dialoq (online, in a very respectful manner) about our earliest memories of how we began to form our opinions about race.
The comments of Holder are on the right path in the sense that as a society we need to work through, by processing and work /discussing/learning, in a courageous deliberate way some of our racial and cultural roadblocks.
Healthcare and education training schools (among others) are deliberately addressing diversity in professional development for their staffs these days-but- those never were 'cowardly' fields! (I would like to credit Casenex online courses,and the theory esposed in: http://edrev.asu.edu/reviews/rev114.htm
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