“I’ve been black all my life. You don’t have to tell me how to be black.”
That’s one shot Condoleezza Rice took at race-baiting Democrat politicians, activists, and agitators. She took others as well.
One thing the Democrats spent a lot of time doing during the campaign was playing the “race card,” in a divisive and destructive manner, attempting to stir fear in black voters and draw them to the polls in larger numbers than the typical mid-term election usually does.
That excerpt from an article on Communities Digital News highlights what many Republican candidates complained about in the run-up to the midterm elections.
Even the New York Times called out the highly questionable campaign tactic by Democrats in states such as Georgia and North Carolina.
…Democrats in the closest Senate races across the South are turning to racially charged messages—invoking Trayvon Martin’s death, the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri and Jim Crow-era segregation—to jolt African-Americans into voting and stop a Republican takeover in Washington.
The images and words they are using are striking for how overtly they play on fears of intimidation and repression.
“Appalling” is the word used by Condoleezza Rice to describe the Democrats’ attempt to inject racial fear and hatred into the recent elections. The woman who served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush spoke with Fox News host Brian Kilmeade about racializing politics and culture.
“What are we doing to our kids when we tell them that their ethnic identity has to make them unsuccessful?”
You can watch Condi Rice’s eloquent and compelling statements and concerns about race in America by clicking on the video above.
Image Credit: Fox News
BCN editor’s note: This article first appeared at Western Journalism.