Rice on Race

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice:

“What I would like understood as a black American is that black Americans loved and had faith in this country even when this country didn’t love and have faith in them — and that’s our legacy,” she said.”

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3 comments

  1. “Black Americans were a founding population,” she said. “Africans and Europeans came here and founded this country together — Europeans by choice and Africans in chains. That’s not a very pretty reality of our founding.” –Dr. Rice

    How could a person with the erudition of Dr. Rice express such a delusional view of history? Afrikans were not a founding population of America. There were no Afrikan signatories of the Declaration of Independence. There were no Afrikans in attendance at the Constitutional Convention, except perhaps the slaves of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, etc. in a servant capacity.

    Is the doctor is so drenched with the blood of innocent Iraqi’s, that she wants to make our forebears accessories to America’s original sins—the theft of Native American land, and the genocide of the Native American?

    As a result, Miss Rice told editors and reporters at The Washington Times, “descendants of slaves did not get much of a head start, and I think you continue to see some of the effects of that.” – Dr. Rice

    She calls being the victims of a holocaust, not much of a head start! I’m just wondering, would Barack Obama say that Dr. Rice has a “profoundly distorted view of America?”

  2. Her views on many things are profoundly distorted – and that begins with her concept of her own humanity and that of the persons who brought her into this world she has so profoundly distorted.

  3. She calls being the victims of a holocaust, not much of a head start! I’m just wondering, would Barack Obama say that Dr. Rice has a “profoundly distorted view of America?”

    Hell nawl. That’s acceptable rhetoric despite all the “birth defect” protests. Rice does/would more than likely share Obama’s mythology that the critiques of the Rev. Wright’s of the Black world and world at large speak “as if” things haven’t changed (much). Hell, things “changed” from 1865 – 1895 and the irony of 40 years after MLK’s assassination is the decided absence of progress in substantive terms of too many issues.

    The most disturbing thing out of all of it is found in Pat Buchanan’s proclamation. Obama and Pat speak “as if” the nation wasn’t dragged kickin’ and screamin’. And Obama speaks “as if” the white backlash evident in the “white resentment” he elevated to a status of credibility it never should have is not an extension of kickin’, screamin’ and longing for the days of the national Confederacy as articulated by Justice Taney.

    Obama got it right when he talked about the “zero sum game” perspective. The only problem is not seeing the connection the proclamation that “[the black man has] no rights which the white man was bound to respect” especially when they can be perceived as coming at the expense of White comfort and damn sure when it comes to White “need.”

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