The recent comments by Susan Rice about whites in National Security leadership positions gets the Newswake Treatment. Note, the quotes by Rice in this section are not her actual quotes, but the Newswaking of her quotes. The real quotes can be read after the Newswake section:
The National Security Advisor, Susan Rice, declared the inferiority of whites in a recent statement calling on the government to ensure that not so many of these inferior whites be left in positions of authority. The comment came at a state church indoctrination center, Florida International University.
Rice stated, “White people can’t be trusted to really understand the world and all its nuances as well as other groups can. So long as our national security decisions are being made by whites, this really puts us at risk of having really bad things happen to us.”
She went on to say, “By now, we should know the dangers of whites coming together and making choices for the rest of us. Clearly, the very state of whiteness creates a certain way of looking at the world that is at odds with everyone else. We should work to put non-whites in those positions and not base our decisions to promote people to positions of leadership based on actual ability, skill, talent, intellect and knowledge.:
From Fox News
U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice said Wednesday that there are too many white people in important national security posts.
Rice made the comments during her commencement address at Florida International University, saying that a lack of diversity in the those positions puts our country at risk, because they all think alike.
Referring to the criticism that the U.S. national security workforce is “white, male and Yale,” Rice told the graduates, “In the halls of power, in the faces of our national security leaders, America is still not fully reflected.”
“By now, we should all know the dangers of ‘groupthink,’ where folks who are alike often think alike,” she said. “By contrast, groups comprised of different people tend to question one another’s assumptions, draw on divergent perspectives and experiences, and yield better outcomes.”
“Intelligence analysts, diplomats and military officers who are native speakers may pick up subtle nuances that might otherwise go unnoticed,” she said. “Diplomats who can read cultural cues may better navigate the political and social currents of a foreign nation. In sum, leaders from diverse backgrounds can often come up with more creative insights, proffer alternative solutions and thus make better decisions.”
She said it’s important to tap into America’s full range of races, religions, ethnicities, language skills, and social and economic experiences, or we have “one hand tied behind our back.”