Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Castigation of Condi Betrays Black Tradition

Condoleezza Rice is a bright star in space that contains few African-Americans and even fewer African-American women.

Normally, this would be a cause for great celebration in the black community.

She is the first black woman and only the second woman ever to serve as our nation’s Secretary of State, but her phenomenal rise has nonetheless been met with derision from white liberals and many in the black community. Why? Quite simply, it is because Condoleezza Rice is a conservative black serving in a Republican administration.

Fifty years ago, the story would have been different. United under the same cause - civil rights - African-Americans stood together against racial oppression to built their own communities. Blacks - by law and choice - gave their business to black doctors and lawyers, shopped at black stores and sent their children to be educated by black teachers. And they roundly celebrated the achievement of other blacks.

Someone of Secretary Rice’s credentials would truly be a hero to the blacks of that bygone era.

At the age of three, Condoleezza Rice learned to play the piano and was soon playing Bach and Beethoven. After a successful professional career in both the business and educational sectors, she joined President George W. Bush’s staff in 2000 as his national security advisor before becoming Secretary of State. As an expert on Russia and master of several languages, she is well-suited for the job.

But all this is of little consequence to some simply because Secretary Rice is and works for a Republican.

Yet Secretary Rice remains dignified and calm in the face of blatantly racist attacks. In 2004, for example, liberal cartoonist Ted Rall used the term “house nigga” to describe her. What makes things worse is that black politicians or our so-called community leaders did not come to her defense or demand an apology from Rall.

Such treatment is clearly uncalled for. Our community ought to be ashamed for failing to defend her. Black liberals who accuse her of being a race traitor betray their envy toward a woman they should be proud of, regardless of her political ideology.

This indicates that there really is no African-American unity today. It has been replaced with what I call the “crab theory.” If you put a bunch of crabs in a bucket, they will fight to get out of the bucket - even if it involves climbing on top of another crab and knocking it down. There’s no thought given to the teamwork of the past.

It seems our so-called black leaders want people to think and act a certain way. “Black” becomes a code word used to describe a certain mindset. If you don’t have it, you’re open to attack. Black politicians and activists, for instance, don’t usually defend black conservatives against racist remarks.

Secretary Rice seems to have accepted black rejection as simply the way things are and that things are not likely to change. Despite the antipathy, she still stands as a role model for young African-Americans. She is proof-positive that blacks can and do achieve through hard work and perseverance, and that we all have the potential to rise in a career that fulfills our passion.

Condoleezza Rice is truly remarkable, but she is unappreciated by many African-Americans. We need to reconsider who is and isn’t worthy of our appreciation and learn to celebrate all of our achievements - no matter which political party to which a person belongs.

Carletta Skinner is a member of the National Advisory Council of the black leadership network Project 21. Comments may be sent to Project21@nationalcenter.org.

19 comments:

FreeMan said...

November 10, 1963 "Message to the Grassroots" El Hajj Malik El Shabazz or Malcolm X

Condileeza Rice a House N?

"To understand this, you have to go back to what the young brother here referred to as the house Negro and the field Negro back during slavery. This is the way it is with the (W)hite man in America. He's a wolf - and you're sheep. Anytime a" (leader)", teaches you and me not to run from the (W)hite man and at the same time, teaches you not to fight the (W)hite man," (s)"he's a traitor to you and me. The slavemaster took" (Thomasina) and dressed "(her)"- gave (her) "a long coat and a top hat and made all the other slaves look up to "(her)" Then he used (Thomasina) to control them. The same strategy that was used in those days is used today, by the same (W)hite man. He takes a Negro, and makes her prominent, builds "(her)" up, publicizes "(her)" makes (her) a celebrity. And then becomes a spokes(person) for Negroes - and a Negro leader."
Condileeza Rice received her position as a Professor at Stanford University because of Affirmative Action - yet will not support Affirmative Action which is under attack by the Racist Facist Republicans & Completely supports the Racist Facist Republican Warmongers!
Condileeza Rice is a House N based on the definition of El Hajj Mail El Shabazz or Malcolm X

akindele akinyemi said...

Condileeza Rice received her position as a Professor at Stanford University because of Affirmative Action - yet will not support Affirmative Action which is under attack by the Racist Facist Republicans & Completely supports the Racist Facist Republican Warmongers!
Condileeza Rice is a House N based on the definition of El Hajj Mail El Shabazz or Malcolm X

Malcolm X is dead and I do not rely on dead people with dead philosophy in the 21st century.

Second, this woman does support affirmative action..why are you making things up?

She does not support Ward Connerly neither than most Republicans.

FreeMan said...

Coopted Puppet When Bush the Racist Facist Republican leader said on the day after he laid a wreath at in "honor" of Doctor Reverend Martin Luther King Jr he said "Affirmative Action is UnAmerican!" Black Afrikan US Secretary of State Rice did not criticize Bush for this stance although she personally benefitted from Affirmative Action - Bought off Coopted Puppet
Racist Facist Michigan Republicans are supporting the Sexist & Racist Ban on Affirmative Action by leading its passage & seeking to remove the ability of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission to investigate voter fraud in gathering petitions to place the Affirmative Action ban on the ballot in Michigan on Novembver 7, 2006
Coopted Puppet your mind is dead when you believe in Colonialism - "Regionalization" You believe that White European-Americans should rule the world - You don't believe that Nigerians should rule Nigeria - You have sold your soul for piece of heated flesh Bible Genesis 25:31 - 34
Afrika 4 Afrikans!

akindele akinyemi said...

Coopted Puppet When Bush the Racist Facist Republican leader said on the day after he laid a wreath at in "honor" of Doctor Reverend Martin Luther King Jr he said "Affirmative Action is UnAmerican!" Black Afrikan US Secretary of State Rice did not criticize Bush for this stance although she personally benefitted from Affirmative Action - Bought off Coopted Puppet

when did she say she was against AA you liar?

Racist Facist Michigan Republicans are supporting the Sexist & Racist Ban on Affirmative Action by leading its passage & seeking to remove the ability of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission to investigate voter fraud in gathering petitions to place the Affirmative Action ban on the ballot in Michigan on Novembver 7, 2006

LIAR..there are very few republicans in state leadership that are agianst AA. the MRP has alrady taken a position on this.

Coopted Puppet your mind is dead when you believe in Colonialism -

LIAR...i never said anything about colonialism. putting wiords in my mouth you desperate fake ass nationalist.

"Regionalization" You believe that White European-Americans should rule the world - You don't believe that Nigerians should rule Nigeria -

they probably shouldn't...according to those who I know over there you fake ass Nationalist. The corruption in Nigeria is worse among Black people than what your think.

You have sold your soul for piece of heated flesh Bible Genesis 25:31 - 34
Afrika 4 Afrikans!

onetimememberofwof said...

My issue with condi is her continued service in the corrupt and Satanically inspired admininstration. We have a president that says he is a christian, yeah right!!. This administration has perfomed heinous acts against mankind. Why do you think Bush wants retroactive protection against war crime prosecution. My thing is Condi is a part and parcel contributor to this administration. She will burn in etenal fire with the rest of them for what they have done. Akindele I agree with you on this point, I do not want to hear about a dead so called leader's strategy or what he might say. be it Malcolm X dumb, MLK Jr. dumber or Marcus Garvey Dumbest. Let us get past the race thing and begin to see that acts ond intentions of a person before we judge. Before you get on me for talking about MLK jr. read his own words he was not a christian. He believed that Jesus's story was stolen from Mithraism

onetimememberofwof said...

My issue with condi is her continued service in the corrupt and Satanically inspired admininstration. We have a president that says he is a christian, yeah right!!. This administration has perfomed heinous acts against mankind. Why do you think Bush wants retroactive protection against war crime prosecution. My thing is Condi is a part and parcel contributor to this administration. She will burn in etenal fire with the rest of them for what they have done. Akindele I agree with you on this point, I do not want to hear about a dead so called leader's strategy or what he might say. be it Malcolm X dumb, MLK Jr. dumber or Marcus Garvey Dumbest. Let us get past the race thing and begin to see that acts ond intentions of a person before we judge. Before you get on me for talking about MLK jr. read his own words he was not a christian. He believed that Jesus's story was stolen from Mithraism.

akindele akinyemi said...

My issue with condi is her continued service in the corrupt and Satanically inspired admininstration. We have a president that says he is a christian, yeah right!!. This administration has perfomed heinous acts against mankind. Why do you think Bush wants retroactive protection against war crime prosecution. My thing is Condi is a part and parcel contributor to this administration. She will burn in etenal fire with the rest of them for what they have done.

done what? this woman comes from the belly of hard racism. some of the things she has expereinced we will never even come close. so why hate?


Akindele I agree with you on this point, I do not want to hear about a dead so called leader's strategy or what he might say. be it Malcolm X dumb, MLK Jr. dumber or Marcus Garvey Dumbest. Let us get past the race thing and begin to see that acts ond intentions of a person before we judge. Before you get on me for talking about MLK jr. read his own words he was not a christian. He believed that Jesus's story was stolen from Mithraism

all of those mentioned had a place in history but that's it..history. we are living in the present so what can these dead men do for me?

onetimememberofwof said...

What do you mean done what? This administration allowed 9/11 to occur in order to have a pretext to go to war. She aided and abetted that. They're presently trying to find a pretext to go into Iran. Katrina etc. Pleasew don't give the victim of racism speech. This administraion is satanically inspired, and she is part and parcel involved in it. She is gonna burn in Gehenna along with the rest of them.

FreeMan said...

Coopted Puppet - Silence is Consent - Our Ancestors bled to put the Black Afrikan US Secretary of State Rice in that position - she is there & in honor of the shed blood of her & our ancestors - she should have criticized the Racist Fascist Republican leader Bush for his Anti-Affirmative Action stance -
Deal with the issue - there is movement by the White European-American Republicans in the Michigan Legislature to remove the ability of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission to investigate the voter fraud in petition gathering that placed the Anti-Affirmative Action ? on the November 7, 2006 Michigan ballot
Colonialism = Regionalization - Control of Afrikan resources by Nonresidents
Jesus died too - so if you are a Christian do you follow His dead man's words? YES YOU SHOULD - because Jesus spoke truth - Just like El Hajj Malik El Shabazz or Malcolm X
A person that forgets their history is doomed to repeat it - Afrikans in the US gained the right to vote from 1870 - 1877 - from 1877 - 1965 Afrikans in the US were not allowed to vote - that is why history is so important - our historic enemy wants to remove the ability of Afrikans in the US to vote again
People do not have to reinvent the wheel daily - we should use history to build on our past exploits of Afrikans to create new social = for Afrikans
Afrika 4 Afrikans!
Black Afrikan US Secretarey of State Condileeza Rice is a traitor to the race of Black Afrikans & is a Coopted Puppet

akindele akinyemi said...

Coopted Puppet - Silence is Consent - Our Ancestors bled to put the Black Afrikan US Secretary of State Rice in that position - she is there & in honor of the shed blood of her & our ancestors - she should have criticized the Racist Fascist Republican leader Bush for his Anti-Affirmative Action stance -

fake ass nationalist with no education: no one dead put her in the position she's in. This woman bust her ass to get to where she is unlike you who pretend to be a black nationalist.


Deal with the issue - there is movement by the White European-American Republicans in the Michigan Legislature to remove the ability of the Michigan Civil Rights Commission to investigate the voter fraud in petition gathering that placed the Anti-Affirmative Action ? on the November 7, 2006 Michigan ballot

Fake ASS Nationalist: I'm a part of the Michigan Republican Party and we donot believe in eliminating Affirmative Action. Yes, there are some individuals who are Republican (as well as Democrats..since you refuse to expose your massas) who are against AA.

Colonialism = Regionalization - Control of Afrikan resources by Nonresidents

Fake ASS Nationalist: Regionalization is the best policy. However, you cannot comprehend this because you have your hand out for the white man.

Jesus died too - so if you are a Christian do you follow His dead man's words? YES YOU SHOULD - because Jesus spoke truth - Just like El Hajj Malik El Shabazz or Malcolm X

Jesus Christ is dead and so is Malcolm X. We are living in the 21st century not 1965.

A person that forgets their history is doomed to repeat it - Afrikans in the US gained the right to vote from 1870 - 1877 - from 1877 - 1965

I have not forgotten my history this is why I am a Republican you wanna be Black.


Afrikans in the US were not allowed to vote - that is why history is so important - our historic enemy wants to remove the ability of Afrikans in the US to vote again

BLACK people in this city do not vote so why are you crying? You don't voteyourself because you have no faith in the voting system unless you fabircate some myth when your candidate looses.

People do not have to reinvent the wheel daily - we should use history to build on our past exploits of Afrikans to create new social = for Afrikans

for afrikans..no one gives a damn about that in the hood. If you think I'm lying try telling that to the dopeman or the prostitute. Try telling that to a group of young people in Detroit Public Schools.

Afrika 4 Afrikans!
Black Afrikan US Secretarey of State Condileeza Rice is a traitor to the race of Black Afrikans & is a Coopted Puppet

She is a triator to you because she is successful and you are poor.

FreeMan said...

Coopted Puppet - Condoleeza Rice got her position because of Affirmative Action at the University of Stanford & her friends from Birmingham, Alabama - Spike Lee's movie "4 Little Girls" bombed to death in Church 1963 - Died for = Opportunity for Afrikans in the US
Regionalization = Colonialism give Afrikan Detroit Resources to Nonresident White European-Americans
Jesus died in 33AD- Do you still follow Dead Jesus' words 1973 years later because they are TRUTH? - El Hajj Malik El Shabazz or Malcolm X was assasinated in 1965 - 41 years later - Which TRUTH is Chronologically earlier ?
33 AD or 1965?
Jesus preached TRUTH to the dopeman - the prostitute - to the poor & socially outcast - Christians who follow Jesus should too -
Black Afrikan US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has poverty of empathy for her Black Afrikan people & poverty of justice for finacially struggling people - Condoleeza Rice is a Coopted Puppet & a traitor to her race of Black Afrikans!
Afrika 4 Afrikans!

akindele akinyemi said...

Coopted Puppet - Condoleeza Rice got her position because of Affirmative Action at the University of Stanford & her friends from Birmingham, Alabama -

have you ever hear her say AA is what got her her position or did you assume this?

Spike Lee's movie "4 Little Girls" bombed to death in Church 1963 - Died for = Opportunity for Afrikans in the US

what does this mean?

Regionalization = Colonialism give Afrikan Detroit Resources to Nonresident White European-Americans

Fake ASS Nationalist: Regionalization has nothing to do with white folks. it has something to do with your scared perception of not wanting to get along with people that have a different skin color.

Jesus died in 33AD- Do you still follow Dead Jesus'

Depends..there are three Jesuses in the bible so which one do you follow?

words 1973 years later because they are TRUTH? - El Hajj Malik El Shabazz or Malcolm X was assasinated in 1965 - 41 years later - Which TRUTH is Chronologically earlier ?
33 AD or 1965?

don't matter i'm living in the 21st century so I don't stay stuck behind time like you.

Jesus preached TRUTH to the dopeman - the prostitute - to the poor & socially outcast -

true..so do i wher are you?


Christians who follow Jesus should too -

yeah so how come you don't? jesus was not paranoid either unlike you who is afraid of white people.

Black Afrikan US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice has poverty of empathy for her Black Afrikan people & poverty of justice for finacially struggling people -

i love how you fake nationalists create a double standard on successful blacks.

Condoleeza Rice is a Coopted Puppet & a traitor to her race of Black Afrikans!
Afrika 4 Afrikans!

YAWN!!!!

FreeMan said...

Coopted Puppet This is where an Elder can school you - Condoleeza Rice finally admitted that she received her job at Stanford University because of Affirmative Action - but she refuses to openly criticize Racist Facist Republican leader Bush for his Anti-Affirmative Action Stance
When Afrikans in Birmingham fought the White European-American Supremacy sytem in 1963 - the White European-Americans placed economic repression on the Afrikan adults - "you support Afrikan equality N - you won't work" So Dr. Rev. King Jr. organized Afrikan children & they met at the 16th St Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Condoleeza Rice's friends, Denise McNair - Addie Mae Collins - Carole Robertson & Cynthia Wesley, were killed by a White European-American Supremacist bomb to prove that even Afrikan children in Church are not safe if they chose to fight for Afrikan social equality - But the White European-American racist murder to repress Afrikans by killing Afrikan Children in the place where Afrikans organized for Afrikan social equality caused a movement where it became possible where a Black Afrikan woman could become qualified to become an University professor at a prestigious White European-American University
Without the death of Denise McNair - Addie Mae Collins - Carole Robertson & Cynthia Wesley - Condoleeza Rice (who's family moved from Birmingham, Al to Colorado) would not have become qualified to become a professor at Stanford University
Black Afrikan US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is a Coopted Puppet & a traitor to her race of Black Afrikans
Afrika 4 Afrikans!

onetimememberofwof said...

So you say the Jesus is dead? Then all you said about the candidates you supported representing God is fake and false. You are not of the Chrisian faith if you believe Jesus is dead. I feel so sorry for you that you will end up with Condi if you persist in that belief.

akindele akinyemi said...

Coopted Puppet This is where an Elder can school you - Condoleeza Rice finally admitted that she received her job at Stanford University because of Affirmative Action - but she refuses to openly criticize Racist Facist Republican leader Bush for his Anti-Affirmative Action Stance

Do you think a woman with a Ph.D is going to be intimidated from a President who barely got his Masters from Yale? Get the hell out of here.


When Afrikans in Birmingham fought the White European-American Supremacy sytem in 1963 - the White European-Americans placed economic repression on the Afrikan adults - "you support Afrikan equality N - you won't work" So Dr. Rev. King Jr. organized Afrikan children & they met at the 16th St Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama. Condoleeza Rice's friends, Denise McNair - Addie Mae Collins - Carole Robertson & Cynthia Wesley, were killed by a White European-American Supremacist bomb to prove that even Afrikan children in Church are not safe if they chose to fight for Afrikan social equality - But the White European-American racist murder to repress Afrikans by killing Afrikan Children in the place where Afrikans organized for Afrikan social equality caused a movement where it became possible where a Black Afrikan woman could become qualified to become an University professor at a prestigious White European-American University
Without the death of Denise McNair - Addie Mae Collins - Carole Robertson & Cynthia Wesley - Condoleeza Rice (who's family moved from Birmingham, Al to Colorado) would not have become qualified to become a professor at Stanford University

I followed you until the end. The part you critically left out was the fact that Condi's parents did not rely on AA or any such crutch method because they tuaght her core values in the home. Even if AA did help her directly or indirectly she did not use this as a crutch to get ahead unlike your people in the hood who is using this AA issue as a crutch.


Black Afrikan US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice is a Coopted Puppet & a traitor to her race of Black Afrikans
Afrika 4 Afrikans!

Fake ASS Nationalist: Let a young brother school you. While you are calling people like Condo a traitor you should take a look at your own personal embarassment who sits on the detroit school board who is making you look like an ass: Marie Thornton.

akindele akinyemi said...

So you say the Jesus is dead? Then all you said about the candidates you supported representing God is fake and false. You are not of the Chrisian faith if you believe Jesus is dead. I feel so sorry for you that you will end up with Condi if you persist in that belief.

Is Jesus Christ walking the earth physically? No. Is his teachings relevant today? Yes. nuff said..

onetimememberofwof said...

Wow, that is some bad theology and reasoning. So you don't believe he is God and your savior?

akindele akinyemi said...

why do you believe in God yourself?

onetimememberofwof said...

Fisrt of all how did we get here? surely not evolution.