I have been meaning to add my thoughts to the questions posed by LeRhonda Greats the day after our first Continuing Conversation, on Oct. 4th.

Meanwhile I’ve attached excerpts from the first chapter of Condoleeza Rice’s new book, Extraordinary; Ordinary People, courtesy of NPR. Ms. Rice beautifully sums up some complicated issues which we have been discussing. I highlighted portions from that chapter which I found significant. I hope this will add to our conversation.

Don Stryker

The photo, courtesy of Random House, shows Condoleezza Rice in front of the White House during a family trip to Washington, D.C. Rice says her parents had her convinced “that even if I couldn’t have a hamburger at Woolworth’s lunch counter, I could grow up to be president of the United States.”