Fox & Friends recently played host to former-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and discussed her literary achievement, Democracy: Stories from the Long Road to Freedom. Those stories indeed entail the Civil War and slavery.
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The now-Stanford School of Business Senior Fellow Rice said, “When you start wiping out your history, sanitizing your history to make you feel better, it’s a bad thing.”
Upon this statement, Rice summarized the US Constitution in reference to black America. (No, she wasn’t playing a race card rather providing context to progress.)
She spoke of African Americans being regarded as less than the average person (historically speaking), her dad’s struggles in 1952 with voter registration (re: Birmingham, AL) and her 2005 official oath that took place in the Ben Franklin Room of the State Department—the latter given by “a Jewish woman Supreme Court justice—that’s the story of America,” she explained.
Rice added that slave owners such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson…were “people of their times. … What we should celebrate is that from the Jeffersons and the Washingtons as slave owners, look at where we are now.” (Indeed, Ms. Rice.)