Dr. Condoleezza Rice is another voice crying in the wilderness against liberal intolerance. She set straight those on the left who want all blacks to think (and vote) Democrat by reaffirming that we have freedom of thought.
During an interview for an Aspen Security Forum online event, a New York Times reporter asked her about systemic racism.
Dr. Rice gave an epic response that concluded with what she views as “the problem with the Left”:
I don’t really care if we’re colorblind, but I would like to get to the place that when you see somebody who is Black, you don’t have preconceived notions of what they’re capable of, who they are — by the way, what they think, which is I think a problem of the left. You look at somebody who’s Black and you think you know what they think, or you at least think you know what they ought to think.
Dr. Rice cannot be any more right on the subject.
The left claims to champion diversity, but they really champion intolerance.
Democrats have held a tight grip on the votes of blacks in America for decades by appealing to emotion and framing issues solely in terms of race (and gender). They paint conservatives as racist or heartless. Yet, they take blacks for granted, often showing up during election season for rallies and photo-ops, but being absent the rest of the time.
Crime, poverty, high unemployment, and low expectations are entrenched features of many minority communities for generation-after-generation. Leftist policy solutions expand government dependence but do little to improve mobility for the black community as a whole and build wealth.
Blacks are starting to wake up. As I wrote two years ago, black women who make up the backbone of Democratic support, are leaving. According to polling, their support for Democrats has fell over 10 percentage points in one year as they embrace independent status.
Some call it the Kanye-effect. However, the migration of blacks from the left started before Kanye rightly and courageously called for independence of thought among blacks. It will continue as blacks realize that greater economic freedom and opportunity empower us to fulfill our God-given potential more than top-down government-centered policies.
At a minimum, thinking for yourself should be viewed as a hallmark of a free nation and free people. But not if you’re black in the minds of so many on the left. Blacks who support tax cuts, law enforcement, immigration enforcement, and school choice are demeaned, degraded, and labeled ugly terms like ‘Uncle Tom’ and ‘coon.’
Instead of viewing minorities as voting blocks, we ought to be viewed as free-thinking individuals making the best decisions for ourselves and our families.