Condoleezza Rice’s latest television appearance might cause you to throw your hand over your heart and start singing the National Anthem.
Rice appeared on Fox & Friends Monday morning and was asked how she felt about renaming statues and monuments that were named after slaveowners.
The former secretary of state said, “I don’t want to actually rename things that were named for slaveowners. I want us to have to look at those names and recognize what they did.”
She then shared her own family history, describing how her ancestors started with little opportunity in the country.
“That Constitution originally counted my ancestors as 3/5 of a man. And then, in 1952, my father had trouble registering to vote in Birmingham, Alabama,” she explained. “And then, in 2005, I stood in the Ben Franklin Room…I took an oath of office to that same Constitution.”
“That’s the story of America,” she asserted.