In her pitch for why the U.S. is rejoining the U.N.’s Human Rights Council, President Biden’s UN ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, alleged that “white supremacy” is “weaved into our founding documents and principles” as a nation.
“We have to acknowledge that we are an imperfect union, and have been since the beginning,” Thomas-Greenfield told the National Action Network via video this week.
She went on to say that “the original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents and principles.”
Thomas-Greenfield then blamed all of society for the actions of those few who might treat others different because of the color of their skin, saying, “Racism is the problem of the racist. And it is the problem of the society that produced the racist.”
Biden’s UN ambassador, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, tells the National Action Network that if America's going to join the UN’s Human Rights Council, we must acknowledge our own failures: “White supremacy is weaved into our founding documents and principles” pic.twitter.com/bYc5SyWkE1— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) April 14, 2021
“And in today’s world, that’s every society,” she said, alleging that “In America, it’s the white supremacy that led to the senseless killing of George Floyd” – despite the fact that the ongoing trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin hasn’t even yet concluded, much less found him guilty of murdering Floyd.
Former President Trump had pulled the U.S. from the U.N.'s Human Rights Council after the group, which includes human rights abusers like China, Russia, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam, blasted Israel's treatment of Palestinians. The Trump administration at the time slammed the group as a "hypocritical and self-serving organization" that has displayed "unending hostility towards Israel."