Rob Lister wrote:
Yea, they accused her of not being black. Or black enough. Same as they did with Powell. As if she were selected for the NSA post and then for the SecState post because she was black. If her blackness had anything to do with her selection, it was political icing for the best possible choice anyway; She is clearly the smartest person in any political room.
Eugene Robinson, a columnist for The Washington Post, asked, “How did she come to a worldview so radically different from that of most black Americans?”
And Miss Rice, in her inimitable way, had a response. “Why would I worry about something like that?” she said about the criticism. “The fact of the matter is I’ve been black all my life. Nobody needs to tell me how to be black.”
You go girl.
Yeah, and prominent conservative black persons always have to deal with the "race traitor" issue. Kinda sad.
Actually, it's very good evidence that it's not the color of your skin that counts. It's your ideology. Kinda fucks up the whole racist America narrative that still lives on today, long fucking past the time when it should have been put out to pasture to die in peace. As long as you have race baiters and an entrenched systemic sense of entitlement in the DNC that they can always count on black politicians and black voters to be with them, this kind of bullshit will continue.
For successful black Americans who happen to embrace some conservative ideas, they have to face the double whammy of being the targets of bigotry from old style ignorant bigots, and much more pernicious, the bigotry of black and white Americans who happen to be democrats who believe that all black persons in America should remain true to their roots, whatever the fuck that means in 2012, and vote with their brothers and sisters, which of course means to vote Democrat.
How dare a black person be a conservative. White liberals and black agitators can no longer credibly claim it's about skin color. They've been busted ever since the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings. Face it. They're bigots, and some of the worst kind.