Instead of choosing to look at Condi Rice as a role model for minorities trying to overcome prejudice, Washington Post
columnist Eugene Robinson accuses
her of willful blindness and ignorance regarding racial prejudice in America. Ideological and racial conformity is being mandated by him. How can Robinson accuse her of being blind to racism while at the same time attack her for working in the overwhelmingly white State Department?
She has undoubtedly experienced racism in her strivings. Just because she is not a racialist does not exempt her from the reality of racism and it is presumptuous and insulting for Robinson to make the accusations. The civil rights movement did come from the inside. Martin Luther King, Jr. did demand that America live up to its ideals.
Ed Lasky 10 25 05