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What did Condoleezza Rice say about Colin Powell on The View and why are people upset?

FORMER Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was a guest panelist on The View on October 20, 2021.

The politician touched on various controversial subjects while on the show, including the January 6 insurrection, race, and the death of Colin Powell.

What did Condoleezza Rice say about Colin Powell on The View and why are people upset?

Condoleeza Rice honored the life of the US’s first black Secretary of State, Colin Powell while she appeared on The View.

The former secretary of state spoke on Powell’s legacy, saying that the US “lost a great American patriot.”

She added: “Colin will be remembered for his integrity, he will be remembered for his dignity, and he will be remembered by me as just a really, really great friend.”

Powell’s death was announced on October 18, 2021, due to complications from coronavirus.

Speaking about the insurrection that took place on Capitol Hill, Rice said: “Our institutions have to be upheld.”

“What happened on January 6th was wrong. 

“I also know that as a government and as a country, we’ve got to be concerned about the things that are making life hard for Americans and hard for American families.”

Rice also gave her opinion about teaching critical race theory in schools, noting: “The way we're talking about race is that it either seems so big that somehow white people now have to feel guilty for everything that happened in the past.

"I don't think that's very productive or black people feel disempowered by race.

She continued: “I would like Black kids to be completely empowered to know they are beautiful in their blackness but in order to do that, I don't have to make white kids feel bad for being white. 

“So, somehow this is a conversation that has gone in the wrong direction.

Adding: "In order for Black kids — who quite frankly, for a long time the way they were portrayed, the way their history was portrayed, [were] second-class citizenship, but I don't have to make white children feel bad about being white in order to overcome the fact that Black children were" treated badly.”

What did people say about Condoleeza Rice on The View?

One Twitter user wrote: “Is it just me or is Condoleezza Rice completely out of touch with what the real “kitchen table issues are, Like Climate Change… #TheView.”

Another replied: “Condoleezza is concerned that teaching truth of slavery to white kids will make them feel bad about being white.

“Yes dear, they probably will feel bad, but it’s our bad history and they need to know so it’s not repeated.”

A third said: “I said the same thing!!! Condoleezza Rice is rude and thinks she's better than everyone else on the panel. 

“You can be the smartest, yet lack wisdom. We don't want her back @TheView. She's extremely condescending. Bye Felicia 👋🏽. Cudos to panel for keeping it classy. #TheView.”

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