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Rice: Not enough blacks at State Department

There are 55 comments on the www.cnn.com story from Sep 9, 2008, titled Rice: Not enough blacks at State Department. In it, www.cnn.com reports that:

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday there are too few black Americans in the State Department. "I have lamented that I can go into a meeting at the Department of State -- and as a matter fact I can go into a whole day of meetings at the Department of State -- and actually rarely see somebody who looks like me. And that is just not acceptable," Rice said.

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Gods warrior

Since: May 07

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#1 Sep 9, 2008
Perhaps if they started teaching other languages in prison this could change.

Since: Feb 08

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#2 Sep 9, 2008
Actually I happen to work around a lot of Blacks here. Always have.
RTX

Southbury, CT

#3 Sep 9, 2008
Well, the opportunities are there, so go cry me a river somewhere else.

spikewebbe

Since: Oct 07

Boston, MA

#4 Sep 9, 2008
Gods warrior wrote:
Perhaps if they started teaching other languages in prison this could change.
Do you lay away in your cave thinking of stupid and ignorant things to say or do they just come naturally to you????

spikewebbe

Since: Oct 07

Boston, MA

#5 Sep 9, 2008
RTX wrote:
Well, the opportunities are there, so go cry me a river somewhere else.
Another country heard from.
Concerned Black Citizen

Richmond, VA

#6 Sep 9, 2008
Oh wait, where is the White bashing of Condi saying she is playing the race card???

Gods warrior

Since: May 07

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#7 Sep 9, 2008
spikewebbe wrote:
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Do you lay away in your cave thinking of stupid and ignorant things to say or do they just come naturally to you????
We don't have any caves in South Florida.

Lets talk about the irony of a black being more concerned with seeing other blacks than the most qualified for a positions, or is that to complicated for you to wrap your mind around?

Perhaps I have seriously misjudged Rice in the past. She sure sounds like a typical black with this statement.
RTX

Southbury, CT

#8 Sep 9, 2008
"there are too few black Americans in the State Department." Boo hoo hoo. Well,there's not enough white players in the NBA. Boo hoo hoo.
RTX

Southbury, CT

#9 Sep 9, 2008
Gods warrior wrote:
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We don't have any caves in South Florida.
Lets talk about the irony of a black being more concerned with seeing other blacks than the most qualified for a positions, or is that to complicated for you to wrap your mind around?
Perhaps I have seriously misjudged Rice in the past. She sure sounds like a typical black with this statement.
"Lets talk about the irony of a black being more concerned with seeing other blacks than the most qualified for a positions, or is that to complicated for you to wrap your mind around?"

Agree 100%

spikewebbe

Since: Oct 07

Boston, MA

#12 Sep 9, 2008
Gods warrior wrote:
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We don't have any caves in South Florida.
Lets talk about the irony of a black being more concerned with seeing other blacks than the most qualified for a positions, or is that to complicated for you to wrap your mind around?
Perhaps I have seriously misjudged Rice in the past. She sure sounds like a typical black with this statement.
Okay, swamps. I know there are plenty of swamps in Florida. I know this for a fact.
You're a 'typical' ignorant white bigot who has never been the 'minority' anyplace. What's wrong with her statement? She was making an opionion and statement. I forgot--all of a sudden in this country a Black person can't have an opinion if it's race related without some white person bashing them.

spikewebbe

Since: Oct 07

Boston, MA

#13 Sep 9, 2008
RTX wrote:
"there are too few black Americans in the State Department." Boo hoo hoo. Well,there's not enough white players in the NBA. Boo hoo hoo.
There is no comparison with jobs in the State Department and the NBA, you boob. And with all the sports the NBA and NFL are the only team sports with more black players than white players. Oh, I forgot, whites can NEVER be the minority in ANYTHING.

Gods warrior

Since: May 07

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#14 Sep 9, 2008
spikewebbe wrote:
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Okay, swamps. I know there are plenty of swamps in Florida. I know this for a fact.
As do I seeing that I grew up on the Seminole reservation in the middle of the Everglades.
I no longer live there but I often visit.
spikewebbe wrote:
You're a 'typical' ignorant white bigot who has never been the 'minority' anyplace.
I am a Seminole Indian. We are a minority EVERYWHERE.
spikewebbe wrote:
What's wrong with her statement? She was making an opionion and statement. I forgot--all of a sudden in this country a Black person can't have an opinion if it's race related without some white person bashing them.
Only a black would be concerned with seeing other blacks in these positions, even if they lack the qualifications to be there.

What I forgot was anyone who criticizes a black, no matter how valid the argument is automatically an 'ignorant white bigot' these days.

That makes you the racist here dear.

spikewebbe

Since: Oct 07

Boston, MA

#15 Sep 9, 2008
Gods warrior wrote:
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As do I seeing that I grew up on the Seminole reservation in the middle of the Everglades.
I no longer live there but I often visit.
<quoted text>
I am a Seminole Indian. We are a minority EVERYWHERE.
<quoted text>
Only a black would be concerned with seeing other blacks in these positions, even if they lack the qualifications to be there.
What I forgot was anyone who criticizes a black, no matter how valid the argument is automatically an 'ignorant white bigot' these days.
That makes you the racist here dear.
I'm sure Rice doesn't want unqualified black people in those posisions but she probably knows several black people (and probably other folks of color) who are qualified for jobs in the state department. Sorry, I forgot you mentioned you're part Indian in a prior post but you do come off as a bigoted white person with your posts. I've never anything positive regarding black people on your posts on this forum. Why do you constantly take an 'anti-black' role on an African American site??? I may google Seminole Indian forum and start posting racist comments against 'your people'?
RTX

Southbury, CT

#17 Sep 9, 2008
spikewebbe wrote:
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There is no comparison with jobs in the State Department and the NBA, you boob. And with all the sports the NBA and NFL are the only team sports with more black players than white players. Oh, I forgot, whites can NEVER be the minority in ANYTHING.
Typical. You've missed my point entirely.

Also, whos fault is it that there aren't enough blacks in the state department?
JAY

Garland, TX

#18 Sep 9, 2008
Ms. Rice works there obviously she knows something we don't and pretty sure it has nothing to do with qualifications. And what is typical black.
Gods warrior wrote:
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We don't have any caves in South Florida.
Lets talk about the irony of a black being more concerned with seeing other blacks than the most qualified for a positions, or is that to complicated for you to wrap your mind around?
Perhaps I have seriously misjudged Rice in the past. She sure sounds like a typical black with this statement.
JAY

Garland, TX

#19 Sep 9, 2008
RTX wrote:
"there are too few black Americans in the State Department." Boo hoo hoo. Well,there's not enough white players in the NBA. Boo hoo hoo.
Maybe they're not qualified
JAY

Garland, TX

#20 Sep 9, 2008
Nobody said hire unqualified people, and stop the lies about the race factor it's always a player in every arena.
Gods warrior wrote:
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As do I seeing that I grew up on the Seminole reservation in the middle of the Everglades.
I no longer live there but I often visit.
<quoted text>
I am a Seminole Indian. We are a minority EVERYWHERE.
<quoted text>
Only a black would be concerned with seeing other blacks in these positions, even if they lack the qualifications to be there.
What I forgot was anyone who criticizes a black, no matter how valid the argument is automatically an 'ignorant white bigot' these days.
That makes you the racist here dear.

“aswad rajul min amerika”

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#21 Sep 9, 2008
Gods warrior wrote:
Perhaps if they started teaching other languages in prison this could change.
Most white americans only speak english.
African immigrants usually speak 3 or 4 languages.
And a lot of us AA can also speak other languages. I have studied french and spanish and now I'm trying Arabic.

“aswad rajul min amerika”

Since: Dec 07

Location hidden

#22 Sep 9, 2008
Alucard wrote:
One is too many.
That aside; they haven't even mastered English, just how are they going to master a 2nd langauge.
I can tell which of you trolls are poor because the only black people you are around are the uneducated ones. So that tells me you are also uneducated.

spikewebbe

Since: Oct 07

Boston, MA

#23 Sep 9, 2008
RTX wrote:
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Typical. You've missed my point entirely.
Also, whos fault is it that there aren't enough blacks in the state department?
What was your point again? Actually, I don't know why there aren't enough or many black people in the state department but I'd like to hear Ms. Rice's opinion.

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