"In our first Constitution, my ancestors were three-fifths of a man. What does that say about American democracy at its outset? I've said it's a great birth defect. And we have had to overcome a birth defect. And, like any birth defect, it continues to have an impact on us. It's why we have such a hard time talking about race, and dealing with race."
Here's some hints. She's been a high-ranking official in the executive branch, and before that she was a top college administrator. She's also not married. Am I making it too easy?
No Bing-ing the answer, or using Ask Jeeves.