Tags: rice | black | diplomats

Rice Laments Lack of Black Diplomats

Monday, 08 Sep 2008 11:57 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Monday it is "unacceptable" that there are so few black people like herself in the U.S. diplomatic corps.

"I want to see a Foreign Service that looks as if black Americans are part of this great country," Rice told a gathering of black colleges and universities in Washington.

"I have lamented that I can go into a meeting at the Department of State," said Rice, the second black person to become secretary of state after her predecessor Colin Powell.

"And, as a matter of fact, I can go into a whole day of meetings at the Department of State and actually rarely see somebody who looks like me, and that's just not acceptable," she said.

She said she has been working with black U.S. Rep Charles Rangel to target students at schools with large numbers of blacks, according to a State Department transcript of her speech.

"I've been working hard to double the number of Rangel Fellows ... to interest them in foreign affairs when they are young, to give them the training and support to learn languages and to learn about the world, and then to go out into that world to be a part of the great global debate, challenge and difficulty, too, that we face in the international system," she said.

Copyright AFP 2008

-

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

CNN Anchor Tweets Insult About Fox News Climate Story

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 19:26 PM

CNN anchor Bill Weir went on a mini-Twitter tirade Thursday, crudely slamming a Fox News blog for its post on former Vic . . .

Doctor With Ebola Virus Offers Only Serum Dose to Colleague

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 18:17 PM

A doctor stricken with the Ebola virus asked that his colleague, a missionary worker also sick with the virus, be given  . . .

Senate Report Exposes Green Groups' Activist 'Billionaires Club'

Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 16:48 PM

A report released Wednesday by Republicans on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee says environmental group . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved