Madeleine Albright Wants College Grads To Listen To People They Disagree With
Madeleine Albright had her work cut out for her when she took the stage to deliver a commencement address at the all-women Scripps College in Claremont, California, on Saturday.
The student leaders who picked Albright, the first female secretary of state, said they were “ecstatic” that she had agreed to speak at their commencement. But some faculty declined to participate in the ceremony because they objected to some of the foreign policies Albright oversaw during Bill Clinton’s administration. Some students also criticized Albright for a statement she made earlier this year about women who don’t support Hillary Clinton for president.
“There is a special place in hell for women who do not help each other,” the former secretary of state said in February, in reference to female voters not backing the female Democratic presidential candidate. Albright has used that line many times over the years, but she nevertheless apologized for using it in a commentary on who people have chosen to support in the primary race. Read more at Huffington Post