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Condoleezza Rice Says America Will Never Be Race Blind

In Racism on November 30, 2011 at 6:11 AM

The premise is no surprise, but the statement coming from Republican, Condoleezza Rice is…

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Citing a black president, two black secretaries of state and progress for African Americans beyond what her grandparents ever thought would be possible, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on a Thanksgiving edition of Face the Nation that America may have come a long way in confronting racial inequality, but it will never be “race blind,” and that race and poverty in America are “still a terrible witch’s brew.” That’s not exactly breaking news, but are you surprised to hear the hard truth from her?

From CBS News:

Still, she argued that even though America has “gotten to a place [where] race is not the limiting factor that it once was,” she said that “we’re never going to erase race as a factor in American life.”

“It is a birth defect with which this country was born out of slavery; we’re never really going to be race blind,” she said.

She pointed to the confluence of race and poverty as a particularly troubling constraint for overcoming inequality, and wondered if that problem isn’t becoming even more exacerbated in recent years.

See video here…

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