Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Condi Rice: Race Relations Expert

This article from CNN gives us so much to chew on, we can skip lunch today.

From the "Duh" school of political science:
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the people who were stranded in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina are evidence that race and poverty can still come together "in a very ugly way" in parts of the "Old South."

Are you talking about your boss and his ruling party?:

"The United States should want to do something about that," Rice said in an interview Monday with the editorial board of The New York Times.

In Condi Rice's mind, diversity=good race relations:

Rice, the highest ranking black official in the Bush administration, defended national race relations saying the United States "is about 100 percent ahead of anyplace else in the world in issues of race."

"And I say that absolutely, fundamentally," she said. "You go to any other meeting around the world and show me the kind of diversity that you see in America's Cabinet, in America's foreign service, in America's business community, in America's journalistic community.

"Show me that kind of diversity anyplace else in the world, and I'm prepared to be lectured about race."

Where the hell had you been up to now?:

Rice also said she believes the Hurricane Katrina disaster provides an opportunity for Americans to launch a comprehensive attack on poverty.

And in what will be a shock to Condi and most other whites, the latest CNN poll also shows that by a ratio of 60% to 12%, blacks are more likely than whites to feel that race played a role in the sluggish federal response to Katrina.

But Condi doesn't need to be lectured about race. She's a freakin' expert on the topic, right?

1 Comments:

At 4:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the next hurricane maria ; the easy way to keep going.

 

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