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SecState Rice hits U.S. ‘birth defect’

March 28, 2008

By Nicholas Krale
The Washington Times
March 28, 2008

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said yesterday that the United States still has trouble dealing with race because of a national “birth defect” that denied black Americans the opportunities given to whites at the country’s very founding.

U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news ...
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a news conference in Moscow March 18, 2008.(Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters)

“Black Americans were a founding population,” she said. “Africans and Europeans came here and founded this country together — Europeans by choice and Africans in chains. That’s not a very pretty reality of our founding.”
As a result, Miss Rice told editors and reporters at The Washington Times, “descendants of slaves did not get much of a head start, and I think you continue to see some of the effects of that.”

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http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080328/FOREIGN/746301768/1001

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