Independent Judgment:

Michelle Bernard, vice president of the Independent Women’s Forum, said of the racial stereotypes used in attacking Rice: “The depiction of Dr. Condoleezza Rice by Jeff Danziger, Pat Oliphant and Garry Trudeau as an ebonics-speaking, big lipped, black mammy who just loves her ‘massa’ is a disturbing trend in editorial cartoons. These cartoons take the racism of liberals who profess respect and adoration for black Americans to a new level. It is revolting.”

“Given our nation’s history of race-based slavery, the ensuing civil rights movement, and our continuing battle against race and sex-based discrimination,” Bernard added, “every citizen in our nation should take pride in Dr. Rice’s accomplishments. She is a representation of America’s past and future all at once. One must ask where is the outrage of the nation’s civil rights leadership, feminist organizations, and the so-called liberals who seem to embrace black America only in election years?”