NBC reporter Sheinelle Jones pushed a theory that racism has gotten “worse” under President Trump, but former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice wasn’t having it.
“There are people who will say it feels worse now when we’re talking about race,” Jones said during an interview with Rice on NBC’s ‘Today’ show.
Ah yes, using the guise of ‘others’ saying it as a means to push the narrative. Jones also insisted some people feel America is currently a “divisive environment.”
Divisive politically, yes. But Rice wasn’t about to feed into the narrative that race issues are worse today because of Trump, swiftly picking the argument apart.
Rice on Fire
“It sure doesn’t feel worse than when I grew up in Jim Crow Alabama. So let’s drop this notion that we’re worse race relations today than we were in the past,” Rice demanded.
Condoleezza Rice on race, female leadership and Mueller report https://t.co/nu5YT7azSw via @TODAYshow
— Dr. Lydia Gonzalez-DRoss (@DRLydiaDRoss) June 20, 2019
Rice has spoken at length about her upbringing in Jim Crow Alabama, even crediting the Second Amendment with her family’s protection.
“Let me tell you why I’m a defender of the Second Amendment,” Rice said during a guest hosting stint on ‘The View.’ “I was a little girl growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, in the late fifties, early sixties. There was no way that Bull Connor and the Birmingham Police were going to protect you.”
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“And so when White Knight Riders would come through our neighborhood,” she continued, “my father and his friends would take their guns and they’d go to the head of the neighborhood, it’s a little cul-de-sac and they would fire in the air, if anybody came through.”
“But when we start saying, ‘Oh, you know, it’s worse today,’ no, they’re not.”
Condoleezza Rice rebuffs argument that race relations are worse in America now than everhttps://t.co/9rAB5a2tYx
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 20, 2019
Meanwhile, Jones continued to press Rice on the matter, suggesting racism in this country “top down, it starts with the president.”
“Oh, come on, alright. I would be the first to say we need to watch our language about race,” Rice said. “We need to watch that we don’t use dog whistles to people … but when we start saying, ‘Oh, you know, it’s worse today,’ no, they’re not.”
The former Bush administration official went on to mock Jones for fretting about President Trump’s comments about considering accepting foreign oppo research.
“Let’s not overstate this, alright?” Rice dismissed.
Race Relations Narrative
Jones might want to push her argument off on ‘others’ but regardless of the source, it doesn’t stand up to scrutiny.
Rasmussen recently found that 33 percent of U.S. voters think life for young black Americans has gotten better since Trump’s election.
“By comparison, in July 2016, Obama’s final year in office,” they found, “just 13% said life for young black Americans had gotten better since the election of the nation’s first black president.”
Bolstering those findings, a poll one month prior to the 2016 election showed a majority of Americans believed race relations had worsened under Obama. 54% said the divide had grown worse, while a very low 16% said it had gotten better.
By contrast, in May of 2009, mere months into Obama’s first term, 32% of all Americans believed race relations had improved, while only 6% said they had gotten worse.
That is a massive 64-point turnaround.
Another study conducted by University of Pennsylvania scholars shows that “white Americans’ prejudice toward Latinos and African Americans declined” since Trump took office.
Consider the narrative that Trump has made racism worse officially toast.
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I’m pleased that Ms. Rice put this racist woman in her place. After all, she does work for Nothing But Communism (NBC).
BTW; His OWNERS put him in “solitary” (monitored by VJ) in 2004 after he voted for GW Bush! It almost done in their carefully laid plans for his debut within the next few years! So, they decided to start the process of paving the interstate to our WH before he did another “Foe Paw” (sic)! They’re still mad at him for playing the arrogant egoist after all they did for him! BUT; he’s more dangerous now than he was back then!
The BIGGEST reason race relations suffered during the Puppet’s rain (sic), was because for the FIRST time since he entered politics he used RACE as a way to get the black vote! He didn’t need it as a “mixed race” state Senator and brief US Senator, because very few people even knew who he WAS! He spent most of his time campaigning for his cousin in Africa, and taking as little part in US politics as possible! Keeping him very private until he ran for President! The two Senatorship’s were merely to get his size 12’s wet for the grand entrance for which he had been groomed, tutored (think Frank), coached and Americanized! His “creators” knew he would be funded mostly by radical countries, so they had to build a ‘base” to hide it! Who better than blacks to support America’s first BLACK President; He declared them ALL as his ‘brothers and sisters”, promising THEM he would repay them for what the bad ole white people had STOLE from them! HE would repair their homes, build them schools, and clean up the black communities! But FIRST, he had to teach them to organize themselves by “selecting’ the ones who his backers selected, and applied the Saul Alinsky method to! HE was HALF white, 25% Arab and 25% black, but it worked when he declared he was running for President! Who’d verify that all the small amounts “donated” by them to 0’B’s campaign came from one-use, untraceable gift cards of $20.00+- via rebels? By the multi-MILLIONS!
Obumma had every chance to make this country better and he went out of his way to attack white Americans and blame everything on the white race. He was in the perfect position to bring everyone together and every chance he had to do the right thing he would attack and blame white’s for all his (I would say failings but he never tried to fix a problem, he was just to busy sturring up trouble) failures. And the Media and the left ate all his BS like it was Filet Mignon .
Thank You, Ms Rice !
For speaking the truth to these Communists !!
Don’t mess with Condy
Ask yourself which party is the party of identity politics and tribalism? The answer will tell you which party is fomenting divisiveness. So sad……..
It was under the Kenyan born muslim’s reign that “Balck Lives Matter started and cop killings became rampant. The chant “pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon,” which began the targeting of police officers originated and continues yet today with 21 officers being killed in this year ALONE thus far! And we must not forget Antifa (anti-fascism???) whose conviction at its core, is the very definition of Fascism! (Fascism: a political philosophy characterized by authoritarian views and a strong central government — and no tolerance for opposing opinions!) This seems to be the mantra for all the left now. I site as examples: Rosie O’Donnell, Joy Behar, Don Lemmon, Jerry Nadler, Hillary Clinton, James Comey, George Soros, the top of the FBI and the rest of the deep state . . .the list is endless!
Best take a look backward for the catalyst of divisionism in this once great country where pre-Obama we were all true citizens who loved our country, its founders and felt a strong pride in standing for our national anthem and appreciated the sacrafices the multitude of souls have made for ALL OF US. We hold close to our hearts this great nation and beautiful land that the left wants to destroy with their greedy fascist/socialist schemes!
95% of the divisiveness has come from the Socialists, Communists, Democrats, and MSM (hereinafter referred to as the Left) who have worked overtime to call President Trump a racist, bigot, etc. from the day he came down the escalator 4 years ago. It is the Left that insists on putting people into boxes and you better not leave that box! It is the Left that is okay with the segregation of housing and graduation ceremonies on college campuses. It is the Left that acts out when they feel “offended” by a picture or someone’s speech they don’t agree with and therefore want to shut the perceived “offender” up. It was the Left who called anyone who did not agree with Obama a racist. The HATE in this country generates from the Left!
Typical reporter. They love stirring up trouble and then have the gall to accuse the President of being divisive!
Just like that Condi sets the purveyors of racism in this administration on their ear.
The black messiah failed to do anything to improve the lives of young blacks in America’s inner cities; he was too busy preening for the TV cameras about his deep understanding of the moral arc of history. When Trump suggested “what have you got to lose?”, it was a statement of truth that the MSM refuses to admit is true. But the black unemployment stats are not Obama’s legacy, they are in spite of his dismal record.
obama made race relations worse. Period.
The Left aren’t even plausible anymore. It’s like sitting down with Chris Matthews and expecting him NOT to gush over Obama’s sad reign. You KNOW what you’re gonna get. Best to ignore these clowns altogether. Which, I suppose, their ratings show America is already doing!
OrangeSeahorse YOU GO. You hit right on the head of the nail.
(Obama was half black)
Obama set his people back 60 years………and they are now realizing that fact. “Walk Away is growing because African Americans are seeing IMPROVEMENT in their lives under Trump. Lowest unemployment in 50 years. The numbers don’t lie. Their first black president was a fraud……and daily, more and more are understanding that.
Which US President was the most divisive? Easy. OBAMA, the first half black American President, with the support and guidance of his his First Lady, Michelle. Obama consistently reminded Americans about our disparities: the differences in the colors of our skin, religions, whether we were Conservative Republicans or Liberal Progressive Democrats, and our socio~economic DIFFERENCES. Obama was a media created President and Orator in Chief, and WE, the people, fell for it not once, but twice. . . . . We are no longer UNITED, but divided, and the division initiated on January 20, 2009.
Condolesa Rice, I would vote for you, but you know better.
As someone who grew up many decades ago I remember when most black people had jobs and there weren’t the high black crime statistics. The problem is two fold in my opinion. One lack of jobs which trump has fixed during his first term. The second is poor schooling and just replacing teachers isn’t going to fix the problem. It’s a culture issue now as so many of our youth think that the thug lifestyle offers a better life than a good job. I don’t have a solution for that other than longer jail terms for those convicted of crimes and perhaps more media attention focused on successful members of the black community instead of focusing on black preachers who demand change without any real ideas as to what they need to be beyond more welfare that likely created the issues to start with. Time to focus on marriage instead of baby mommas and make dead beat dads responsible for child support along with not allowing benefits to women who can’t identify their babies fathers.
actually demobats started their screaming racism when Trump was elected in order to do what demobats do best…and that is to create a phony atmosphere of hate and blame Trump and republicans….and if one thinks about it all demobats hav ebeen screaming racism every since they th edemobats kept the black man down. Its a fact that it was the demobats that opposed every civil rights bill republicans wrote. Civil rights only became reality under republicans from th eday a republican president freed them onward to this date……demobats want to keep minoriries in want so they can control them……
a fake news article, sorry i wasred my time reading it
Never really understood why the word racism was used so much by the liberal left and media alike after Trump became president. it just doesn’t make any sense, he’s not a racist, its a baseless accusation that they keep saying thinking that will make it true, its such nonsense.
Allen West nailed it.
Yes, he most certainly did and the worst part about it , he did it on purpose.
Obama is the person most responsible for destroying race relations in this country and very deservedly so .
Trump in two and a half years has done more good for blacks then the democrats have done in the last 50 years and it’s not even close.
And that’s the BEST thing that he did. Race relations will always be with us, as long s there different colors, sizes, or hair.
But what the little fraud did to our nation by forcing thousands of supposed refugees from Somalia who are filthy muslims and will never meld into our society, Black or White, deserves the stiffest penalty known to man !
Obama set race relations back 50 years. He is Al Sharpton with a false veneer!
DemonKKKrats………. the MOST destructive democrats in our HISTORY !
The Obamas are the WORST kind of racist – pretending to be all nicey nicey, but their statements and lack of helping blacks stands out big time proving they are full of racial hate – I don’t like the Obamas because they are traitors – has nothing to do with race (or color).
Race relations have actually been improving since Obama left office, and race relations are way better than they were during the Jim Crow era or during the time of slavery. So, all of the fake hyperbola from the left about how racism is worse under President Trump is just to push their narrative in favor of segregation. The Democrats are the party that has supported slavery, segregation, Jim Crow laws, and the KKK in order to keep the racial divide going. So, no surprise they have fools like this reporter who continue to push this fake narrative.
This is the best, most accurate post that I have read on this thread…the American Black community has been marginalized by “progressive” elites who believe that blacks can not compete or advance on their own merit. The social engineering foisted on the black community has incentivized the breakdown of the black family, promoted dependency on welfare, and strives to institutionalize their “victim” status. All for the sake of getting votes to keep these elites in power. Generations of black Americans raised fine families, advanced their education, financial, and social status, and overcame the regrettable racial policies of the past. The left’s policies are intended to keep minorities poor and dependent, so they can buy their votes with welfare, affirmative action, and free stuff.
It is NOT worse because of President Trump, that is the number one thing to realize.
In 1964, when the Democratic Party still had 1/3 of its lawmakers voting against Civil Rights Acts (the 3rd one, actually; the 1st was in 1957 & the 2nd in 1960) when the GREAT CHANGE is supposed to have taken place, the change moved from physical segregation to economic segregation:
• Unlike FDR’s New Deal, Jim Crow was out when LBJ put his Great Society into action. That has led to the destruction of the Black and Hispanic families through its Welfare & Public Housing rules and through Abortion. Check out the gap between Black & White in Education, Income, & Home Ownership which reached its smallest point just before LBJ.
• Today the Democrats tout DIVERSITY, using it to segregate Americans into groups based on race, religion, sexual orientation, sex, drug use, etc. First they convince you to “Stick to your own kind” then they promise that group things that they never provide. Take Slavery Reparations, which Martin Luther King Jr. addressed, speaking against it as have many other real Civil Rights Leaders.
• Affirmative Action was a program where the Democrats said, “you can’t qualify on your merit so we’ll force people to hire you or accept you in college.” Looking at the gap it is obvious that hasn’t helped.
• School bussing, used to circumnavigate actual leveling the education everyone gets.
That is your Racism, done by the Democrats since 1964.
Obama’s racism card is a ploy for the true objective. Destroy confidence in our government, push for globalization, and implementation of socialism as the key element to starting the nation into this free fall. Read S. Alinsky’s ” Rules for Radicals”. One of Obama’s favorite books, and his administation was laying down inroads into every one of those rules. A true Communist at heart. A do nothing, know nothing. pawn bought and paid for by George Soros. They should all be in prison.
Thank you that is what I have been saying all along also!
Obama was George Soros’ puppet used to destroy the US.
Ms Rice is a True American Patriot and tells it like it truly is. The LEFT is clearly Unhinged. I sleep incredibly well knowing Donald J Trump occupies the White House. God Bless Condoleezza Rice and God Bless America.
Sneaky journalism? Surely you are referencing the NBC reporter, Sheinelle Jones, who pushed a theory that racism has gotten “worse” under President Trump. The former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice responded with dignity and respect.
I am 60 years old, I blame the biased mainstream media and the previous administration for stoking the fires of disparity that many witness across this country, not Trump. Hence, CNN, msnbc, and NBC is non existent in my home.
I agree.. We are all human beings.. President Trump isn’t a racist and it’s appalling that the democRATS and left media continually push the race card against him as they spread their vicious lies and hate… I’m so sick of their garbage, like this reporter
So, you Voted for the 1/2 White Guy? Comrade?
I have never looked at a person’s color in my life and I will not start now. This type of sneaky journalism makes me sick. If there is racism, in this country starts with people like the reporter. Instead of using her airtime for the betterment of race relations,she is yelling fire in a crowded room. So if this problem keeps getting worse it’s on her not me. I judge a person how they act. With pride , kindness, and the deeds he or she performs. So this reporter and all like her can go straight to hell.
thank you madam Rice for setting her straight. Nice to see and hear your opinions. Oh yea Fake news. Get straightened out. Again thank you
But so many on the left are brainwashed and have their heads so far up the butts of the democRATS that they refuse to listen to the truth…
They wouldn’t lie, would they? eyeroll
there is that
Yes , and they never tell the truth.
Oh, but didn’t you know that blacks nor democrats can be racist? Just ask them… /sarc