January 16, 2003


A Great Role Model
Here's an article from the Washington Post that suggests that Condelezza Rice was one of the strongest voices in President Bush's ear to get him to denounce the affirmative action policy at the University of Michigan. Which, once again, illustrates my long-held point: tokenism only benefits tokens when the people picked as our pioneers close the doors behind the rest of the community. It's great that Dr. Rice is the first Black National Security Advisor, but, in this case, she went out of her way and out of her job description to effect policy that hurts every other person of color and every other woman (i.e. the largest beneficiaries of affirmative action, I might add) in the country.

Thanks alot.
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