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Condoleezza Rice Rejects Notion that Race Relations are Worse Under Trump

Condoleezza Rice Rejects Notion that Race Relations are Worse Under Trump

“It sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama. So let’s drop this…”

https://youtu.be/tJdwKtO_3b0

Condoleezza Rice was interviewed on the Today Show this week and discussed a variety of topics, including her experiences as a black woman growing up in a very different America.

At one point, NBC host Sheinelle Jones seemed to try to steer Rice into talking about the idea that race relations in America are worse under Trump, but she was having none of it.

Brian Flood reported at FOX News:

Condoleezza Rice dismisses NBC reporter’s claim that racism is worse under Trump: ‘Sure doesn’t feel worse’

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made it clear that she doesn’t think racism in America has gotten “worse” under President Trump, calling the claim “hyperbole” on Thursday during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show.

NBC News’ Sheinelle Jones told Rice “there are people who will say it feels worse now when we’re talking about race” and said others feel that America is currently a “divisive environment.”

Rice quickly responded, “It sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama. So let’s drop this notion that we’re worse race relations today than we were in the past.”

“I think the hyperbole about how much worse it is isn’t doing us any good,” Rice continued. “This country’s never going to be colorblind. We had the initial original sin of slavery. It’s still with us.”

Cameron Cawthorne of the Washington Free Beacon has more:

Jones followed up by asking her about people who say the rhetoric starts with the president and he has to set an example from the top-down.

“Oh, come on, alright? I would be the first to say we need to watch our language about race. We need to watch that we don’t use dog whistles to people who—but when we start saying, ‘It’s worse today,’ No it’s not,” Rice said.

Watch the video:

Rice is a leader who has always succeeded on her own terms as an individual rather than embracing identity politics. Her comments during the recent KPMG Women’s Summit reinforced this.

Dee DePass reported at the Star Tribune:

Condoleezza Rice says if you are prepared, people will accept women as leaders

When Condoleezza Rice entered the top tier of government in 1989 as a national security adviser, she said she still often received stares as if she had just walked into the wrong meeting.

“But if you are prepared, then pretty soon others will recognize that you are ready for any room,” she told 350 attendees of the KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, hosted by the accounting giant on Wednesday at the Hazeltine National Golf Club.

Rice, who served two presidents and became secretary of state under President George W. Bush, was one of several top leaders and CEOs speaking at the summit held as part of the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship happening this week at the course in Chaska.

She grew up in segregated Birmingham, Ala., where a church bombing killed her childhood friend and three other black girls. “My parents said, ‘You have to be twice as good. You have to work twice as hard, and be twice as confident,’ ” she said.

She certainly followed that advice well.

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Actually, race relations ARE worse today. But only because black leadership has decided that resegregation is the way to go and our black population just can’t find the courage or good sense to leave that plantation.

WAY off topic but am I the last person to learn that Trump’s uncle John G Trump was THE MIT scientist selected to go through Nikola Tesla’s papers (83 trunks of it) with the FBI after his death? Over 50 of those trunks subsequently went missing. JGT was reportedly one of the few friends Tesla still had at his death so no, I don’t subscribe to the conspiracy theories. But I could be persuaded that Area 51 was created to develop his ideas for national defense applications. I know they worked on particle beam weapons right after WWII.

amatuerwrangler | June 22, 2019 at 10:43 am

I note that her interview was shown during the “3rd hour” of Today when the number of viewers is greatly reduced… The producers, once seeing the tape, must have felt that such an opinion should not get a top billing. They would put Al Sharpton on before the first major commercial break at the top of the show. That’s how you slant the news.

This country will have its race issues in the rear-view mirror when a black person can be criticized for something he does and the response is not “you’re racist!”. We are still a long way from that.

JusticeDelivered | June 22, 2019 at 10:48 am

““My parents said, ‘You have to be twice as good. You have to work twice as hard, and be twice as confident,’ ” she said.”

This is good advice, regardless of race. For the most part, those who succeed do so by studying and working at least twice as hard, and they enjoy it along the way.

This country’s never going to be colorblind. We had the initial original sin of slavery. It’s still with us.

Actually, she sounds as bad as any of the professional race-baiters. “Slavery” is still with us? WTF?

    Antifundamentalist in reply to tom_swift. | June 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    It’s considered part of the black cultural identity: “we are the descendants of an enslaved people; of an oppressed people.” It’s akin to “My Grandmother survived the Holocaust.” It isn’t something that should be forgotten.

Diversity reassessed. Color judgments (e.g. racism, so-called “identity politics”) have progressed… to their lowest levels in decades. Democrats are busy hunting witches, dunking warlocks, and progressing abortion rites.

It was better under Bush than Obama, who did what he could to stir things up again.

The irony of the black reporter interviewing the former black Secretary of State, the reporter sitting in a $1,000 dress ensemble with a camera crew at her command, making over $200,000 per year, complaining about how race has made it so difficult is totally lost on her.
Pathetic.

Race relations are worse today than they were on 2008. In 2008, white supremacist organizations were all but extinct, in this country. KKK meetings usually had more undercover FBI agents in attendance than KKK members. Racism was revitalized, on the part of the minority race baiters, during the Obama Administration, with the connivance of Obama himself. So, now we have have an upsurge in minority racism which has stimulated a revitalization of white majority racism. Thank you Barry Soetoro.

buckeyeminuteman | June 23, 2019 at 7:43 am

Race relations are worse today than 10 years ago. Thanks to Obama and the progressive movement who wants anybody who isn’t a white male to be a victim.

I always thought the Republicans should seek this woman out as a candidate. She hits all the bells. She’s smart, a woman, a POC, with no real dirt in the closet. Glad A, I’d vote for her.

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