Last night I watched Condoleezza Rice address the GOP convention. I have always been an admirer of Rice. I don’t agree with her politically, but I do find her accomplishments as well as her life story impressive. As daughter of the segregated south she saw first hand that this country has not always been fair to black people. She knew the 4 girls killed in the Birmingham church bombing in 1964, but she was encouraged by her parents to dream big, and she is the embodiment of the American Dream. She has been called all kinds of names by people in her own community. Another black woman that addressed the convention was Mia Love. Love is a Mormon running for a congressional seat in Utah. After she addressed the convention her Wikapedia page was edited to include racial epithets. She has been called House N-word and other names reflective of people who have sold out to the other side. Rice and Love are two accomplished black women who have made the choice to embrace a conservative political viewpoint. This is America and they have a right to their point of view and the freedom to express that point of view. This does not make them less black. So why can’t they be respected? I end with my original premise: I don’t agree with them politically, but I respect them as people with a different point of view, and in this two party system we have to learn to respect the other side even when we do not agree with them.
Condoleeza Rice was impressive last night, but why don’t black people like her?
By musesofamom, on August 30, 2012 at 12:31 pm, under Ebony Mom Politics. Tags: African American, African Americans, Barack Obama, black america, black men, Black People, Black women, cbs, CNN, condi Rice, Condoleeza Rice, Current Events, Democratic Party, Democrats, Fox News, gop, media, Mia Love, moms, Morning Joe, News, politics, race, racism, Women, working women. 9 Comments
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