Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice did an interview with “Fox and Friends” host Brian Kilmeade during which she bashed Democrat’s racial “fear-mongering” during the 2014 midterms as “insulting” and “appalling.” (RELATED: Gutfeld: Are Dems Risking A Race War For Political Gain?)
The fact of the matter is, we’re not race-blind. Of course we still have racial tensions in the country. But the United States of America has made enormous progress in race relations and it is the best place on earth to be a minority. The idea that you would play such a card and try fear-mongering among minorities just because you disagree with Republicans, that they’re somehow all racist?
I find it appalling, I find it insulting, and as a Republican black woman from the South, I would say to them: really? Is that really the argument that you’re going to make in 2014?
Rice was also asked about the recent controversy over some in the black community who say successful black men and women aren’t “black enough”:
First of all, does it mean that you’re not acting black if you speak well and you’re interested in progress? What are we doing to our kids when we tell them that their ethnic identity has to make them unsuccessful? That, to me, is really a racist thing to say. And I’ve been asked many times myself, and I say, ‘Look, I’ve been black all my life. You don’t have to tell me how to be black.’
To my mind, the great thing about the United States of America is that you can be of any color, any ethnic group, any nationality, any religion and you can have dreams and aspirations that are your own and then you can pursue them. That’s when this country is about.
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