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Former MSNBC host and author Touré Neblett outrageously called Condoleezza Rice a “soldier for white supremacy” in a blistering op-ed for The Grio on Friday over her criticism of Critical Race Theory on “The View.”
“Condoleezza Rice’s recent appearance on The View was offensive and disgusting for many reasons but she was who we thought she was: a soldier for white supremacy. Her thoughts on Critical Race Theory are completely white centric, as in, they revolve around the thoughts and needs of white people,” Neblett nastily wrote.
What makes Neblett’s accusation even more ridiculous is that Rice grew up in segregated Birmingham, Alabama. She was the first black woman to serve as secretary of state as well.
On “The View” Rice blasted the teaching of Critical Race Theory in schools as divisive.
“One of the worries that I have about the way that we’re talking about race is that it either seems so big that somehow white people now have to feel guilty for everything that happened in the past – I don’t think that’s very productive – or black people have to feel disempowered by race,” Rice claimed.
“I would like black kids to be completely empowered, to know that they are beautiful in their blackness, but in order to do that I don’t have to make white kids feel bad for being white,” she contended.
Promoters of Critical Race Theory accuse those who oppose it of being against teaching about slavery, Jim Crow, and other historic instances of perceived racial inequities and injustice.
Neblett slammed Rice for what he framed as too much concern for white children at the expense of black children.
“Her primary argument against Critical Race Theory is that history should not be taught in a way that makes white kids feel bad,” he wrote on Friday. “What? We should whitewash U.S. history to protect the feelings of white children? Excuse me, I misspoke — we should whitewash U.S. history even more than we already do in order to protect the feelings of white children?”
“American history is a series of cycles where white people grow more powerful because of the legalized oppression of black people,” Neblett asserted. “American history is a series of stories where white people knock us down and stand on our necks and then ask why we’re on the ground. If we don’t know history we don’t understand reality and how it was constructed. I really don’t care if learning this makes white kids feel bad — and if it doesn’t then they are too heartless.
“[W]hite children and adults should absolutely feel bad about the past atrocities committed by white Americans,” Neblett declared. “They should feel guilty. They should cringe at what their ancestors did. They should also understand that modern white power is directly related to those atrocities.”
“On The View, Rice suggests that learning about America’s racial history could make black children feel disempowered by race but it had the exact opposite impact on me. Just because the stories are hard to hear does not mean that it will damage the listeners,” he stated.
Neblett’s comments were inflammatory and insulting to many Americans. Tom Bevan, who is an author at RealClearPolitics described his statements as “absolutely disgusting.”
Absolutely disgusting. pic.twitter.com/vYa48mjnK7
— Tom Bevan (@TomBevanRCP) October 25, 2021
Guy Benson, the political editor at Townhall.com, was blunt concerning Neblett’s words, “Good morning. This week is already stupid.”
Critical Race Theory is front and center in Virginia’s gubernatorial race with Democrat Terry McAuliffe decrying Republican opposition to it and calling the very mention of it a racial “dog whistle.”
Rice was applauded for her stance on Critical Race Theory:
She is absolutely correct. It further divides the country and degrades all people.
— Garnett Reid (@DoctorGarnett) October 21, 2021
If you have read the book : « A Memoir of My Extraordinary, Ordinary Family and Me » by Dr. Rice, one can easily understand that she was raised with love, structure and thats why she exercises the Internal Locus of Control. Siempre increíble 👏🏽 una triunfadora.
— Eykis Garcia Diaz (@EykisGarciaDiaz) October 21, 2021
Finally some reasonableness
— Bill hammer (@hammertimebill) October 21, 2021
Rice speaks as a strong, confident, self-assured woman. She does not speak from a place of fear as do many others – of all races. Wow! Very admirable and impressive! 👏 👏👏👏
— Janna K (@Vaporlass) October 21, 2021
It’s so refreshing to know there are still sane people in this world!
— haydar lakkis (@Haydar_lakkis) October 22, 2021
— Adam Tauszky (@Leap_year_man) October 22, 2021
You are 100% right! Thank you for speaking truth!
— Patty Mylar (@MylarPatty) October 22, 2021
A big Amen to Condoleeza Rice , She is spot on !!!!!
— Stoney1 (@Stoney161383822) October 23, 2021
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