White Democrats Abandon Strong Black Women
Raynard Jackson | 12/19/2012, 12:15 p.m.
Why aren't they assailing Obama for not standing up and fighting for Rice? I would have more respect for Obama had he nominated Rice and lost (though she would have ultimately been confirmed) rather than him running from a fight, as he always does.
Thus far, I have not heard a word from Melanie L. Campbell, President and CEO, National Coalition for Black Civic Participation; Marcia Dyson, Partner, M & M Dyson, LLC; Ingrid Saunders Jones , Chair, National Council of Negro Women; E. Faye Williams, National Chair, National Congress of Black Women; Yvonne Scruggs-Leftwhich, President & CEO, Center for Community & Economic Justice; Claire Nelson, president & CEO, Institute of Caribbean Studies; Sophia A. Nelson, author; Tamika Mallory, National Executive Director, National Action Network; or Tanya Clay House, Chair, Civil Rights Law, National Bar Association.
These are the same women that just last month signed and circulated a letter of support for Rice's nomination and chastised Republicans for the language used towards a Black woman.
There is absolutely no doubt that Rice is imminently qualified for any job dealing with foreign affairs or national security. Rice's withdrawal had nothing to do with Republicans and everything to do with another Black woman being deemed expendable and not worth fighting for by another Democratic president.
Raynard Jackson is president & CEO of Raynard Jackson & Associates, LLC., a Washington, D.C.-based public relations/government affairs firm. He can be reached through his Web site, www.raynardjackson.com.