I have always been a big fan of “condoleezza” — a Spanish expression meaning “cheerful resignation” — but I’m not always so lucky with my white guilt. I can still imagine myself as a child sneaking glances at my mother’s house — maybe because she was always wearing a pair of shoes that matched — and wanting to go in and ask for a tissue or a hug.
I see a pattern here. You’re not always able to escape your white guilt and that’s okay. I mean, you could always try running away but that would be a very bad idea, right? And that’s fine. You can always choose not to.
Condoleezza Rice is an American politician who became the U.S. secretary of state in 2005. She is currently the U.S. secretary of state, having served from 2008-2013. Before becoming a politician, Condoleezza Rice was a lawyer at the World Bank. In 2009, she appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, in which she said that the United States should not have gone to war in Iraq.
The White House later apologized for its comments, and Condoleezza later said that the president’s comments were “insensitive”.
In a new article for the Huffington Post about Condoleezza Rice’s thoughts on white guilt, Rice said that she had a “white guilt moment” when she read in the New York Times about one of her former colleagues, Lynne Cheney, who admitted that she had been having affairs with White House staff members.
That is the kind of thing that can definitely put a damper on any time you spend doing anything creative or worthwhile. It’s a common problem among writers, but it’s especially common with anyone who has to put the creative effort into making a work of art. When a writer or artist is faced by the task of creating something that others will see and understand, they tend to fall into a sort of blind rage.
Writer condoleezza has been struggling with this problem for a while. She describes how she began to feel guilty about what she was doing to herself and her fellow artists in the 90s, and how she came to realize that she would only be able to do her art if she was able to feel good about it. Its a tough issue for writers to discuss with their readers.
Condoleezza’s story of self-doubt is a great read for artists, but it’s not something that every artist deals with. I think that when you are the head of a company you are in a position of power, and you also have the responsibility to make decisions that affect many people. There’s a fine line between power and responsibility.
In the end, it’s not that different from the fact that I grew up in an incredibly violent home environment. The idea of “shame” is an incredibly sensitive subject. If you have any kind of self-esteem at all, you probably find that when you think about other people, they seem to have less and less respect for you. You get the sense that they see you as a threat and your reputation is something that they can’t stand.