American Thinker By Carol Greenwald 7/19/2021
Secretary of State Antony Blinken is neither naïve nor stupid. So why did he invite United Nations officials to investigate systemic racism in the United States? It cannot be for the sophomoric reason he stated:
“Responsible nations must not shrink from scrutiny of their human rights record; rather, they should acknowledge it with the intent to improve.”
It is the responsibility of the American people and their elected representative, not the UN, to examine and improve, if needed, the human rights record of the US. An April 2021 polls shows that nearly two-thirds of Americans and 90% of Republicans oppose the idea of providing reparations to the descendants of slaves, according to the results of a nationwide University of Massachusetts Amherst/WCVB poll. So the Administration is seeking ways to affect the public’s views: bring in the UN and supposedly world opinion.
The State Department invitation for an official visit, issued on July 13, was to the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism and the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues. The State Department plans to issue invitations to other UN experts who “report and advise on thematic human rights issues.”
These other “experts” are the members of the UN Human Rights Council. Secretary Blinken welcomed the UN Human Rights Council’s adoption of a resolution on July 13 that calls for action to combat systemic racism against Africans and people of African descent in the context of law enforcement.