11/29/2011 09:40 am ET Updated Nov 29, 2011

Condoleezza Rice Says America Will Never Be 'Race Blind' On 'Face the Nation' VIDEO

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, has been speaking out and reflecting on her time spent in the White House, much of which she recounts in her memoir "No Higher Honor."

During an interview on a special Thanksgiving edition of CBS' "Face the Nation," Rice talked about her perspective on race in America, saying although the country has come a long way, it will never be "race blind."

"It is a birth defect with which this country was born out of slavery" she told CBS' Bob Schieffer. "We're never really going to be race blind."

She went on to say that although she feels race today is not as much of a limiting factor as it was in the past, race and poverty and restricted access to acceptable public education is "still a terrible witch's brew," contributing to further inequality.

Rice additionally discussed how the public school system's shortcomings could eventually lead to a class warfare, as poverty-stricken individuals have less access to the tools they need to improve their chances of success.

Race and inequality isn't the only thing the former Secretary of State has spoken openly about. She has also weighed in on everything from Herman Cain's sexual abuse allegations to her regrets about Hurricane Katrina.