Former Secretary of the State Condoleezza Rice was interviewed by NBC’s Sheinelle Jones, they talked about the current state of politics, her past, and racism.
“There are people who say it feels worse now, when we are talking about race, it feels like a divisive environment… Interviewer Sheinelle Jones said to insinuate we are worse off now with president Trump.
“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. Really? That means we have made no progress, Really? Condoleezza claimed correcting Jones’s assumption about the state of racism in the United States.
“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.”
“And Rice would know. In her 2017 book, Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom, she wrote, “My great-great-grandmother Zina on my mother’s side bore five children by different slave owners.”
“My great-grandmother on my father’s side, Julia Head, carried the name of the slave owner and was so favored by him that he taught her to read,” she wrote.
Rice grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and then Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which were both racially segregated.”
“So for people who say it’s top-down, it starts with the president. It starts with the words he speaks” Jones said
“Oh, come on, alright. I would be the first to say we need to watch our language about race,” Rice said. “We need to watch that we don’t use dog whistles to people… but when we start saying, ‘Oh, you know, it’s worse today,’ no, they’re not.”
“America’s first black secretary of the state rose through the ranks of Washington with her smart analysis of complex problems, and willingness to tell decision makers what she truly thought without sugar-coating it.
That’s exactly what she brought to a recent interview.
While her interviewer tried to push a narrative of disintegrating race relations in the Trump era, Rice pushed back and made it clear that she wasn’t going to play along with preaching doom and gloom.”
Jones didn’t stand a chance against Rice. She should have known better than to try and push the MSM agenda.