October 26, 2005


I'm sick and tired of people picking on Condoleezza Rice for not being black enough. Powerline cuts to the core of a very depressing and demeaning op-ed about how Rice just doesn't get it. According to Eugene Robinson, she was too busy playing the piano to understand racism, and she lives in this Fantasy World where people are judged by the content of their character instead of the color of their skin, which apparently is a bad thing.

Last night I caught an episode of The Chappelle Show that I'd never seen before. It included a "race draft", a humorous take on sports drafts where different races chose multi-racial people to belong to their group. (For example, Tiger Woods was drafted by the black race, defining him once and for all as black.) When the white group came to the podium, they drafted Colin Powell. The black race said they'd negotiate a trade: they'd throw in Condoleezza if they could have Eminem.

I know it's just a joke, but it's a shame there's an element of truth to it. It's sad commentary that the black race would rather embrace Eminem than Rice and Powell, two of the most educated and powerful people on the planet.

Posted by Sarah at October 26, 2005 10:26 AM | TrackBack

It's a sad day indeed when an American woman in a position of power is picked at because she's not black enough. They could just pick on her for going against the NAFTA agreement with her policies and ideas, for example.

Posted by: Julie at October 26, 2005 04:26 PM

Sounds like a good trade to me, we get Condi & they can have Eminem !!!

Posted by: DougFunnie at October 26, 2005 06:16 PM

Most young white people prefer Eminem too, let's remember. I don't have much use for him, but I did download Mosh from iTunes. :)

Posted by: Pericles at October 27, 2005 12:49 PM

I agree, it is sad that many young black Americans don't take more interest in politics and think that Condi and Colin are sell-outs. I for one do not agree with that at all. I'd claim them both any day....

Of course, I don't think I'm considered young anymore...much less black, per Dave Chapelle's voting game. LOL!

Posted by: Vonn at October 31, 2005 10:48 PM