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Bush's National Security Advisor Receives NAACP Award
CNSNews.com ^ | 1/30/02 | Jeff Johnson

Posted on 01/30/2002 1:10:46 AM PST by kattracks

Capitol Hill (CNSNews.com) - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has named National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice as the winner of its 33rd annual President's Award. NAACP President and Chief Executive Officer Kweisi Mfume will present the honor to Rice on Feb. 23.

Mfume says Rice exemplifies "the best spirit of Americans."

Rice's academic accomplishments combined with her distinction as the first woman to serve as the National Security Advisor made her an obvious choice for the award, he added. The award is given to those who "advance the ideals of the NAACP through image, personal achievement and service to all people of color."

Mfume says those attributes accurately describe Rice.

"As the first African American female to serve as the president's National Security Advisor, Dr. Rice's counsel is respected and valued in her field, in her community and in the upper echelons of our political establishment," he said.

"More than that, she is living proof that no obstacle is insurmountable, so long as you are resolved to push forward against adversity and realize your dreams. That is why I am honored to salute Dr. Rice as this year's President's Award recipient," Mfume added.

Former President Bill Clinton received the award last year.

Rice entered the University of Denver at the age of 15, graduating cum laude four years later with a bachelor's degree in political science. She went on to earn a master's degree at the University of Notre Dame and a doctorate from the University of Denver's Graduate School of International Studies, both in political science.

She served in the first Bush administration as director, then senior director, of Soviet and East European Affairs on the National Security Council, and as a special assistant to the president for National Security Affairs.

In 1986, she worked as the special assistant to the director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during an international affairs fellowship with the Council on Foreign Relations. She was a tenured professor at Stanford University, when she became the country's youngest provost in 1993.

Prior to entering college, Rice was training for a musical career. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in April 1954. When Rice was nine years old, one of her schoolmates was killed in the bombing of a Birmingham church. While Rice says experiencing racism so personally has shaped her views, it has never stopped her from reaching her goals.

Rice is the author of "Germany Unified and Europe Transformed: A Study in Statecraft." She has written numerous other articles and books on foreign affairs, as well.

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1 posted on 01/30/2002 1:10:46 AM PST by kattracks
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To: kattracks
I will believe we have made progress in this country when I see someone like Condi Rice tell the race-baiting NAACP to take there award and put it where the sun don't shine.
2 posted on 01/30/2002 1:23:38 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: kattracks
The award is given to those who "advance the ideals of the NAACP through image, personal achievement and service to all people of color."

The award is nice and all, but when did Miss Rice start to advance the ideals of the NAACP? I never heard her blame white people for anything.

3 posted on 01/30/2002 1:33:40 AM PST by Fzob
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To: leadpenny
As I saw this story, I was thinking thesame thing. Rice ought to return it to Kweezy and tell him to stick where the sun don't shine. All this award does is divide.
4 posted on 01/30/2002 1:39:57 AM PST by rambo316
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To: rambo316;Fzob
Exactly and Exactly!
5 posted on 01/30/2002 1:50:35 AM PST by leadpenny
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To: Fzob;Jim Robinson; archy; 4TheFlag; Aeronaut; summer; Ragtime Cowgirl; Saundra Duffy; Flyer...
Very interesting situation.. If she accepts the award is she agreeing with their "cause".. If she reject the award is she being rude?... Hmm Interesting... I look foward to seeing what she does, more importantly what she SAYS if she decides to accept it.. Be sure to mark "23 February" on your calandar for this one..

David

Please let me know if you want ON or OFF my ping list..

6 posted on 01/30/2002 1:50:54 AM PST by davidosborne
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To: kattracks
and they can not seem to honor Clarence Thomas who weilds great power and influence over all Americans.
7 posted on 01/30/2002 1:53:20 AM PST by set the record straight
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To: set the record straight
Hey... maybe Condi should recieve the award in HONOR of Clarence Thomas.. Now that would be interesting..

David

8 posted on 01/30/2002 1:55:58 AM PST by davidosborne
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To: rambo316
see #8

How do you think that would go over.. :)

David

9 posted on 01/30/2002 1:57:06 AM PST by davidosborne
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To: davidosborne
BTTTT!!!!
11 posted on 01/30/2002 2:18:02 AM PST by E.G.C.
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To: kattracks
About a year and a half ago the NAACP was running TV ads saying Condy Rice's boss was responsible for the dragging death of a black man in Texas because he didn't sign "hate crimes" legislation while govenor. They are a liberal racist organization and Ms Rice chould politely refuse their little award.
12 posted on 01/30/2002 2:30:18 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: kattracks
Boggles the mind. Who's next? Alan Keyes?
13 posted on 01/30/2002 2:34:51 AM PST by Bonaparte
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To: Bonaparte
CAN YOU SEE THE HEADLINE !!!

I would not rule this out at this point

Condi Rice, Clarence Thomas, and Alan Keys nominated for NAACP Award !!

WOW !!!

Who could have ever imagined it..

FReegards,

David

14 posted on 01/30/2002 2:40:14 AM PST by davidosborne
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To: E.G.C.
Thanks for the bump !!
15 posted on 01/30/2002 2:47:18 AM PST by davidosborne
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To: davidosborne
BTTT
16 posted on 01/30/2002 2:54:38 AM PST by firewalk
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To: kattracks;khepera
The award is given to those who "advance the ideals of the NAACP through image, personal achievement and service to all people of color."

Provided the color (people of color) is BLACK, all other colors are inferior...!!! By their philisophy anyway! These racists need to go away.

17 posted on 01/30/2002 3:39:31 AM PST by wwjdn
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To: innocentbystander
Interesting...she might not be a bad pick for the VP candidate slot...I never thought of her.
18 posted on 01/30/2002 3:43:10 AM PST by GuillermoX
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To: kattracks
It is possible they are trying to cozy up to her so later they can say "see..we..love con..cons..conservatives too." My brother always says "it'll all come out in the wash". We just have to wait for the rinse cycle.
19 posted on 01/30/2002 4:05:07 AM PST by KY Dittohead
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To: Fzob
The award is nice and all, but when did Miss Rice start to advance the ideals of the NAACP? I never heard her blame white people for anything.

Better question is when did the NAACP start to accept people like Condi Rice as something more than sellout's? In the true spirit of the award, Dr. Rice is very deserving. Unfortunately, the NAACP has rarely acted in this spirit.

20 posted on 01/30/2002 4:29:10 AM PST by Wyatt's Torch
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To: kattracks

Condi bump!

21 posted on 01/30/2002 4:51:23 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Better question is when did the NAACP start to accept people like Condi Rice as something more than sellout's? In the true spirit of the award, Dr. Rice is very deserving. Unfortunately, the NAACP has rarely acted in this spirit.

Good question. Perhaps, just perhaps, with a bit of wishful thinking for good measure, the folks down at the NAACP have looked around at the old NAACP standard bearers of "black leadership" and found them wanting. The hypocrisy on the part of the NAACP is absolutely staggering and amusing given their past position on Bush.

22 posted on 01/30/2002 5:12:52 AM PST by Fzob
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To: Fzob
And let us NOT forget the horrible diservice the NAACP did to our nation durring the Ashcroft confirmation hearings.. calling him racist.. etc...etc...

David

23 posted on 01/30/2002 8:04:58 AM PST by davidosborne
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To: kattracks
I think it's nice, although I question their motives. She is sooo deserving! Go Condi!
24 posted on 01/30/2002 9:47:43 AM PST by RAT Patrol
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To: davidosborne
Thanks for the heads up!
25 posted on 01/31/2002 9:44:27 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: set the record straight
and they can not seem to honor Clarence Thomas who weilds great power and influence over all Americans.

Me thinks the NAACP is under some pressure. This Adminsitration has put them in a bind. They have lots of minorities, ie black people in high places in this administration, to ignore this would show the world the hacks that they are. So they honor a token..... the table have finally turned.

Believe me I don't think she is a token but you know they do. I happen to feel she is the next Vice-President of the USA if Cheney decides to step down. Bush respects, depends and loves her dearly.

26 posted on 02/01/2002 6:06:40 PM PST by GUIDO
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To: kattracks
I can't believe they are giving an award to a conservative!
27 posted on 02/01/2002 7:36:38 PM PST by Amelia
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