Not Letting Facts Get in the Way of Biases

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Feb 18, 2009 8:22 PM
Below, I commented on AG Holder's characterization of the USA as a "nation of cowards" because we don't do enough talking about race -- or interracial socializing.

Just to update, according to ABC:

ABC News polls show there has been sharply increased social interaction between black and white Americans in the past few decades. In June, 79 percent of whites reported having a "fairly close personal friend" who's black, up from 54 percent in 1981. Ninety-two percent of blacks reported having a white friend, up from 69 percent a generation ago.

Similarly, a 2005 poll found that 48 percent of whites and 63 percent of blacks said someone in their family had brought a friend of the other race home for dinner -- also far higher than when the data series began in 1973.

But hey, let's not let the facts get in the way of an agenda.  When it comes to Americans and race, some are determined to see only the worst.  Too bad that group includes our Attorney General.