Condi Rice knows something about civil rights. She closed her speech at tthe Republican Convention with the following:
" And on a personal note, a little girl grows up in Jim Crow
Birmingham. The segregated city of the south where her parents
cannot take her to a movie theater or to restaurants, but they
have convinced that even if she cannot have it hamburger at
Woolworths, she can be the president of the United States if she
wanted to be, and she becomes the secretary of state.
Yes, yes. Yes. Yes, America has a way of making the
impossible seemed inevitable in retrospect, but we know it was
never inevitable. It took leadership. And it took courage. And
it's a belief that our values. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have
the integrity and the experience and the vision to lead us.
They know who we are. They know who we want to be. They know
who we are in the world and what we offer.
That is why -- that is why this is a moment and an election
of consequence. Because it just has to be that the freest most
compassionate country on the face of the earth will continue to
be the most powerful and the beacon for prosperity and the party
across the world.
God bless you and God bless this extraordinary country,
this exceptional country: The United States of America."
As someone who remembers Bull Connor, her speech last night, brought tears to my eyes
Connor, in Birmingham. infamously directed the use of fire hoses, and police attack dogs against peaceful demonstrators, including children. His aggressive tactics backfired when the spectacle of the brutality was broadcast on national television