Condoleezza Rice at Claremont McKenna
By: Andy Cheng
Weds, Nov. 30
Condoleeza Rice might be heralded as a formidable former Secretary of State (under Bush) and an icon of post-racial feminism, but ultimately it depends on who you’re asking. If you’re asking students of Pitzer College in Claremont, it’s not going to be pretty. A demonstration is amassing to respond to Rice’s impending visit to The Athenaeum as part of her book tour, conveying students’ discontent with the negatives associated with her administration (They label her a “war criminal”—go figure.). This includes the controversies surrounding her decisions, including her approval of waterboarding, her support for invading Iraq, her claims of “how quickly [Saddam Hussein] can acquire nuclear weapons” and her contribution to our deteriorated economy. “We are opening a forum for those that want to draw attention to the more questionable activities of Ms. Rice and the Bush Administration,” says Sebastian Aguiar, an organizer for the coming protest, according to the Claremont Port Side. Condi, you’ve been warned, my dear.
Condoleezza Rice at Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. 8th St., Claremont, (909) 621-8244; www.cmc.edu/mmca. 6:45PM.