Condoleezza Rice shared her thoughts about public schools teaching critical race theory (CRT) to children on ABC's The View.
Rice appeared on Wednesday's episode of The View with co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg, Sunny Hostin, Joy Behar, and Sara Haines.
Rice, the 2nd Black U.S. secretary of state in history, said parents ought to have a say in what their children are taught in schools.
She noted that home schooling is increasing in the United States because parents are fed up with the liberal curriculum in schools.
"[Parents] are actually homeschooling [children] in increasing numbers. And I think that's a signal," Rice said.
"First of all, parents ought to be involved in their children's education... I think parents ought to have a say. We used to have parent-teacher conferences; We used to have [Parent-Teacher Association's]. There are lots of ways for parents to be involved, and they should be."
Rice, 66, said CRT was not helpful to Black or white students and that white students were being made to feel guilty for systemic racism in the United States.
"The way we're talking about race is that it either seems so big that somehow white people now have to feel guilty for everything that happened in the past," said Rice.
Rice added that she didn't feel teaching CRT in schools was "productive" to Black or white children.
"I don't think that's very productive or Black people feel disempowered by race. I would like Black kids to be completely empowered to know they are beautiful in their Blackness, but in order to do that, I don't have to make white kids feel bad for being white. So, somehow this is a conversation that has gone in the wrong direction."
"We teach the good and we teach the bad of history. But what we don't do is make 7- and 10-year-olds feel that they are somehow bad people because of the color of their skin."
According to Gawker.com via Ianundercover.com, John McCain passed up Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for VP because it is a well known fact that she's a lesbian.
A prominent member of the Republican National Committee privy to the search process, claims many in McCain’s inner circle argued strenuously for the selection of Rice over Palin.
"It was the persistent rumors about her sexuality that ultimately killed her chances and removed her from the list," said the mid-level RNC official.
"In Washington circles, it's just assumed Rice is gay and nobody really cares."
Condi's secret life came to light when a reporter did some digging through real estate records and found Condi "shares ownership of a house as well as a line of credit with a female documentary filmmaker, a liberal Democrat named Randy Bean."
Bean unconvincingly explained the shared line of credit with Rice as relating to medical bills that left her financially drained.
According to property records, the couple shared the property and line of credit around the time when Rice was Provost of Stanford University.
It's possible that others previously investigating Rice's background came across the joint ownership of the investment property and the bank account but assumed the name "Randy" belonged to a man. Rice once told a reporter that Bean is her closest female friend and that they bonded over their mutual love of football.
Republicans and the right-wing media are raving about Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, but Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice doesn't seem to share their enthusiasm.
In a weekend interview with CNN, Rice stopped just short of fully endorsing Palin for vice president.
In a less-than-hearty endorsement, Rice declined to say anything more positive about Palin than "she gave a terrific speech" and "she's a governor of a state here in the United States" during her interview with Zain Verjee of CNN.
Asked point-blank if Palin has enough experience, Rice said, "These are decisions that Senator McCain has made. I have great confidence in him." Confidence in Palin? Rice didn't say.
Rice added: "I'm not going to get involved in this political campaign. As Secretary of State, I don't do that. But I thought her speech was wonderful." (Source)