Susan Rice: Too Many Whites on National Security Team Putting America at Risk
“We’re leading in a complex world with one hand tied behind our back.”
National Security Advisor Susan Rice told graduates at Florida International University that the presence of too many “white, male, and Yale” staffers is posing a threat to the security of America.
“Too often, our national security workforce has been what former Florida Senator Bob Graham called ‘white, male, and Yale,'” Rice stated. “In the halls of power, in the faces of our national security leaders, America is still not fully reflected.”
Rice, like her liberal cohorts, want to force the government and companies to hire the same demographic percentages that are represented in their various communities. But it’s not just for the sake of diversity; lives are at stake, the warning goes.
“I’m not talking about a human resources issue,” she stressed. “I’m highlighting a national security imperative.”
Apparently hiring someone with the right qualifications isn’t as important as their skin color for the Obama administration.
Rice also described several potential scenarios where she feels diversity will make all the difference in diplomacy:
“Moreover, we want our national security leaders to reflect America’s best self to the world and inspire others to follow our example. Not by preaching pluralism and tolerance, but by practicing it. Think of the LGBT person in Bangladesh who knows that someone at the American embassy understands who she is. Think of the Iraqi soldier, learning to fight alongside Iraqis from other religious sects, who takes inspiration from America’s own multi-ethnic force. Think of young Haitians drawn to converse with a Foreign Service officer who has dreadlocks like their own—or our Ambassador to India, Richard Verma, showered with rose petals when he visits his grandmother’s ancestral home in Punjab. That is how we build bridges and deepen partnerships in an increasingly globalized world.”
Besides, when too many whites are in the same room making decisions, they all think too much alike:
“By now, we should all know the dangers of ‘groupthink,’ where folks who are alike often think alike. By contrast, groups comprised of different people tend to question one another’s assumptions, draw on divergent perspectives and experiences, and yield better outcomes.”
Rice obviously doesn’t believe in leading by example, as the collective voices of the leftist-only Obama administration are the very definition of “groupthink.”
President Obama has proven time and time again that “pluralism and tolerance,” as Rice indicated, are valiant pursuits above all else. Otherwise, we are handicapped as a nation, she said:
“Without tapping into America’s full range of races, religions, ethnicities, language skills, and social and economic experiences, we’re leading in a complex world with one hand tied behind our back