Former Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, sat down with interviewer extraordinaire, Piers Morgan, during the GOP National Conference this week and chatted about her and South Carolina Businesswoman, Darla Moore, being one of the two women to be admitted Augusta National Golf Club. The Augusta National Golf Club hosts the well-known Masters Golf Tournament, however women have not been allowed to join as members since its inception 80 years ago. As a Black woman I want desperately to be proud of Ms. Rice, after all she has accomplished MUCH. Condoleezza Rice is the first woman Secretary of State she hails from humble beginnings and has a vast political science and diplomatic background.
However, she is a staunch conservative and her political beliefs, in my humble opinion, do not support the uplift of minority communities. Frankly speaking, Black Women, get the short end of the stick according to Conde's politics.
I have been rather silent regarding her "joining" this exclusive golf clubs membership. Possibly because I am not a member of any golf club(and I simply do not understand) I am slightly offended by her "taking up for" the Augusta Golf Club's previous rules on not allowing women at ALL into the prestigious Golf Club.
Being The Only One...
Is not a privilege, it is a responsibility. When you are the "only one" you do not have to behave as if you are the official spokepoerson for Black people or for Women but you definitely are responsible to make sure that you are not the last one.
I know that Ms. Rice is strong, she has to be conquering all that she has endured!!...But my inside feeling from her is that she takes up for the Establishment and is more interested in her own pursuit of excellence than in the "lifting as we climb" theory. After all she was only admitted to membership on somewhat of an affirmative action program so that Augusta National Golf Club would not come under additional scrutiny. She was admitted as a statement, a token-so she should BE that statement as well and not just enjoy the benefits.
I wonder how many Black Folks they have there?? Tiger does NOT count.
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