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Reply to "As a possible 'sister,' Condi Rice disappoints"

I hope Constructive Feeback is right about Ron Paige.

Interestingly, Dr. Paige's program was intentionally underfunded.

A spear without a tip.



I want to see passion about the kinds of issues that I, and, frankly, many black Americans, care about. Sending Bolton to the United Nations seems to be bad news for the United Nations and for building coalitions for solving world problems, especially in Africa and the Middle East.

Maybe she is this political generation's Booker T. Washington, who one historian described as "self-assured and influential." He, too, had the ear of presidents. He, too, was a Republican. This is what Louis Harlan wrote about this black man: "Washington was a pragmatist who engaged in deliberate ambiguity in order to sustain white recognition of his leadership."

Is that Rice or what?---article

I don't think the Secretary of State should approach the job with a 'passion about the kinds of issues that I, and, frankly, many black Americans, care about.'

We often expect the wrong things of African American-Americans who achieve a national status. They are expected to do things for African America in the manner that we demand; in the time frame we demand; etc.

While I am usually less than satisfied with Secretary Rice's representation of her ethnicity, I would be shamed if she wore it on the tip of her tongue.


PEACE

Jim Chester
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