Is Rice a Neo-Tom?
Compiled by the DiversityInc staff
© 2005 DiversityInc.com
February 04, 2005
Analysis of today's diversity news from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the San Francisco Chronicle, MSNBC, The Washington Post, AlterNet and more:
Wherever one stands on the new secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, she has been a loyal member of the Republican Party and the Bush team. That has made her a darling of the conservative right, while it enrages progressives. It's the kind of rage that Erin Aubry Kaplan, writing for AlterNet, couldn't contain while writing a blazing op-ed about Rice's loyalty to conservatives, despite her upbringing in the segregated South. "Not only does Rice go along with the new black paradigm (which is also an old one – black female helpmate to a wealthy but incompetent white man who can barely tie his shoes), she aids and abets it without a twinge of conscience."