12/07/2004

Frying Rice, Part II

Via PowerLine...

The Yale Daily News ran a piece on December 1st which opened with the jaw-dropping phrase, Is Condoleezza Rice really a black woman?

Is Condoleezza Rice really a black woman?

While she may appear on the outside to share the color and therefore sentiments of black people, actions speak louder than both words and skin.

Her blank-eyed compliance with W's first term misogynist agenda will surely turn into a rubber stamp in round II. We won't see the woman part of this secretary of state. After all, she knows better than to bite the hand that feeds her.

At least they didn't get Barack.

Sometimes I think we'll have a humbug moment, in which the booming voice, crazy hair and composed facade will deteriorate and we will find, lurking beneath the cold, shiny Condi mask, a tiny, angry white man, grinning at the coup he's managed to pull off from Stanford to the nation's capital.
Once again from the Left comes the racist notion that all black people are supposed to think, feel, and vote the same way - carrying with it the corollary that contravening this rule means that you are somehow "less black". When expressed by whites, this point of view drives me to anger. In this case, the writer is a black woman and my reaction is not one of anger so much as it is one of sadness.

Blacks in America still face many challenges, including the sort of black-on-black racism that produced this article. Declaring that someone is "not black" simply because you disagree with their politics isn't a step forward; it's a step backwards. Not to mention being about as ludicrous as Toni Morrison calling Clinton our "first black president".