Two weeks ago, when Barack Obama was on flames for his pastor’s statements and some equating African-Americans to being anti-American. I wondered what Condoleezza Rice, flying around the world as our Secretary of State felt. How does that black American feel about race in America?
Yesterday, a Washington Times reporter asked Condoleezza Rice about the upcoming 40th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr’s death and how race relations have developed since then - “Rice hits U.S. ‘birth defect’
Condoleezza Rice refused to take sides politically, saying only that she heard Barack Obama’s speech and it was “important” that “Mr. Obama gave it for a whole host of reasons.”
Judging by the openness of her answer, calling the history of race in America a “birth defect” and explaining the context of the founders ideas vs. blacks experience in this country and how it affected generational thinking. It’s obvious she was with Barack all the way.
“I sit in my office and the portrait immediately over my shoulder is Thomas Jefferson. And sometimes I think, what would he think of this black woman Secretary of State as his successor? What would he think that the last two successors have been black Americans..”
Listen for yourself.