LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Rice race distraction a disservice

Question of the Day

Should Congress make English the official language of the U.S.?

View results

The editorial team at the Washington Post implied this week that the criticism of United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice is racist. After all, the writer argued, most of the people criticizing Mrs. Rice have low levels of melanin pigment molecules in their skin cells and many of them are leaders from states that 160 years ago flew the flag of the Confederacy. Apparently, this is what goes for elevated discourse today.

Actually, this is leftist propaganda spreading its toxic ideology through our institutions. Its bias is at its core Marxism, seeing life through the lens of race, class and sex. This perspective confronts the political right, which views life through a lens of right and wrong, good or bad.

Mrs. Rice explained to the American public for days that the attacks in Benghazi were due to an anti-Muslim video that almost no one saw. It was not the truth. Her actions as a leader were deceptive and wrong. In truth, radical Islamists invaded our weakly defended American soil in Libya and murdered our officials. Strong criticism of Mrs. Rice’s spin was proper and right.

Similarly, when then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice received scathing criticism from the white Sen. Edward Kennedy, who abandoned a dying woman in a river decades ago, and Sen. Robert Byrd, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, there were no shouts from the conservative right about racism and sexism. There were no shouts because conservatives do not view the world that way.

HOWARD SACHS

Chevy Chase, Md.

© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
TWT Video Picks
You Might Also Like
  • Maureen McDonnell looks on as her husband, former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, made a statement on Tuesday after the couple was indicted on corruption charges. (associated press)

    PRUDEN: Where have the big-time grifters gone?

  • This photo taken Jan. 9, 2014,  shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gesturing as he answers a question during a news conference  at the Statehouse in Trenton.  Christie will propose extending the public school calendar and lengthening the school day in a speech he hopes will help him rebound from an apparent political payback scheme orchestrated by key aides. The early front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination will make a case Tuesday Jan. 14, 2014, that children who spend more time in school graduate better prepared academically, according to excerpts of his State of the State address obtained by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

    BRUCE: Bombastic arrogance or humble determination? Chris Christie’s choice

  • ** FILE ** Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador J. Chris Stevens and three other Americans. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

    PRUDEN: The question to haunt the West

  • Get Breaking Alerts