Not kidding. A highlight of how morally vapid the Obama administration is~~ reducing everything to a judgment on race, with Rice asserting here how some races are better than others– the epitome of literal racism. This is just remarkable, and everything we as a nation have worked to overcome.
White House National Security Adviser Susan E. Rice said Wednesday there are too many white people in key government posts, creating the danger of “groupthink” that could put U.S. security at risk.
Speaking at Florida International University’s commencement, Ms. Rice said a diversified government workforce is more likely to yield “better outcomes” than a predominantly white one.
Referring to criticism that the U.S. national security workforce is “white, male, and Yale,” Ms. Rice told the graduates, “In the halls of power, in the faces of our national security leaders, America is still not fully reflected.”
“By now, we should all know the dangers of ‘groupthink,’ where folks who are alike often think alike,” she said. “By contrast, groups comprised of different people tend to question one another’s assumptions, draw on divergent perspectives and experiences, and yield better outcomes.” […]
The daughter of Jamaican immigrants, Ms. Rice was a leading contender to become secretary of state in President Obama’s second term, but she fell out of contention after the storm of controversy over her role in the administration’s “talking points” about the Benghazi terrorist attack in Libya in 2012. The attack, which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, was blamed initially by Ms. Rice and other top officials on a spontaneous riot over an anti-Islam film produced in the U.S.
The quality of a group’s work product comes from training and leadership, not complexion. And Groupthink has nothing to do with people who are “alike” thinking “alike.” It’s a problem that can afflict any group that is committed to one goal and is saddled with a leader who chooses to not hear different points of view and surrounds him or herself with sycophants.
Sound familiar? Talk about projection, on both issues of race and Groupthink.
Ms. Rice comes from a White House drowning in Groupthink. The Benghazi debacle, and her role in spreading misinformation to dupe the American people, is a *perfect example* of actual Groupthink, but certainly not the only one from that gang.
The psychiatric community and those of us who specialize in the psychology of politics will have material to assess from this administration for years to come.