by Ben Zeisloft
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice debunked critical race theory during a recent appearance on ABC’s The View.
Rice, who is now director of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, spoke bout the role of public schools in the United States during a discussion on broader education issues including homeschooling and sex education.
On the topic of race, Rice rejected the notion that students are victims or oppressors due to their skin color.
During a discussion of issues like homeschooling and sex education, Rice — an African-American — rejected the notion that students are victims or oppressors due to their race.
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“If I could take a moment to talk about the whole issue of Critical Race Theory and what is, and is not being taught — I come out of an academic institution, and this is something that academics debate—what is the role of race, and so forth” Rice said.
“And let me be very clear; I grew up in segregated Birmingham, Alabama. I couldn’t go to a movie theater, or to a restaurant with my parents. I went to segregated schools till we moved to Denver,” Rice continued.
“My parents never thought I was going to grow up in a world without prejudice, but they also told me, ‘That’s somebody else’s problem, not yours. You’re going to overcome it, and you are going to be anything you want to be.’ And that’s the message that I think we ought to be sending to kids.”
Rice observed that Critical Race Theory is disempowering black children and unfairly convicting White children.
She said, “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. So somehow, this is a conversation that has gone in the wrong direction.”
The Hoover Institution is a conservative-leaning public policy think tanks at a major American university.
The organization routinely draws the ire of leftist academics and students.
As Campus Reform reported in April, Stanford professors Joshua Landy, Stephen Monismith, David Palumbo-Liu, and David Spiegel told their colleagues that they want “an impartial committee” to “delve deeper into the relationship between the Hoover and Stanford.”
Among the areas posing “concerns” for the professors was Hoover Institution fellow Harvey Mansfield’s statement that “feminist women call on the government to supply their needs” to “avoid the trammels of marriage.”
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Ben Zeisloft is a Campus Reform Student Editor and Pennsylvania Senior Campus Correspondent, reporting on liberal bias and abuse for Campus Reform. He is studying Business Economics & Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Ben also reports on economics for The Daily Wire, and his past work can be found in Spectator USA. He is the editor-in-chief of The UPenn Statesman, an independent newspaper devoted to free speech, as well as an editor of the Penn Epistle, a student-led Christian magazine.
Photo “Condoleezza Rice” by The View.