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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Mr. Robinson's Narrow World View

Eugene Robinson recent column for the Washinton Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/24/AR2005102401370.html?referrer=email, in which he was priviliged to join Condoleeza Rice to her travels to her hometown, speaks of a single-mindedness that plagues the mentality of Liberal African-Americans in this country. It speaks of a reverse racism that will never allow those who revel in it to participate fully in the opportunities America has to offer.

Secondly, he demeans her obviously loving and caring parents who, like most right-minded parents, wanted to protect their daughter from harm. Then they had the audacity, as he frames it, to expand her horizons, such as her piano lessons and show her a tiny part of the world outside of Birmingham, Alabama. Their crime, according to Mr. Robinson? They did not raise Ms. Rice "black" enough? What if Stevie Wonder never learned to play the piano? The idea would be worthy of a comedy sketch except that he is serious in his implications.

When left-of-center African-Americans can begin to look forward to their full participation in the American dream and stop looking in the rear-view mirror of America's ugly past maybe, just maybe, one day one might rise to the post of Secretary of State in the President's cabinet - or even one day be elected President.


Blogger Greg said...

I have to agree with you completely. Mr. Robinson's article was nothing but a jealous rant.

1:18 PM  

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