(Official Washington Examiner editorial, July 21)

The Biden administration’s racial obsessions have turned into a shameful fetish for national self-flagellation.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken has joined the discordant chorus of those who seem to believe the locus of evil in the modern world is the United States of America. By requesting the United Nations to investigate and adjudge American racism, Blinken has abased himself and significantly harmed U.S. diplomatic standing.

Instead, he should be inviting international observers to learn from the great and moral example of American freedom and beneficence.

On July 13, Blinken issued a “formal, standing invitation” to various U.N. functionaries to analyze “contemporary forms of racism” in the U.S. and applauded the U.N. Human Rights Council’s adoption of a “resolution to address systemic racism against Africans and people of African descent in the context of law enforcement.”

The reasoned mind recoils. The misnamed U.N. Human Rights Council is a festering blight, no more appropriate as a moral arbiter than the 1970s Soviet Politburo.

Today’s Human Rights Council includes representatives of such murderous regimes of China, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, Libya, and Somalia. Of the 47 member nations of the Human Rights Council, 11 are ranked “not free” at all by the respected arbiter Freedom House, and only 15 are rated as “free” (rather than only “partially” so).

For the Human Rights Council, or indeed for the oft-benighted U.N. as a whole, to investigate or sit in judgment of U.S. practices is not just insult but abomination.

As for racism in the U.S., not a single enforceable law in this nation discriminates against black people or people of any other ethnicity. Where it does exist, as it does in every other country in the world, it exists in individuals and not our laws.

We in the U.S. are well aware of, indeed so culturally focused on, the racism that remains. We need no international observers, much less those from hideous regimes, to ferret it out for us.

Meanwhile, the false suggestion that somehow this nation is morally blind is a detriment to forceful diplomacy….. [The full editorial is at this link.]


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