United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield told the UN Human Rights Council that the “original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents.”
UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield was nominated by President Joe Biden and made these remarks as part of an effort to get the United States readmitted to the UN Human Rights Council. Thomas-Greenfield would go on to say that America is an imperfect union and that the country must approach issues of “equity and justice at the global scale… with humility.”
From The New York Post:
She told the “human rights” body, which includes China, Cuba, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and North Korea, that the United States needed to “engage trailblazing groups like yours” in order to “improve.”
“It means learning and understanding more about each other. It means engaging trailblazing groups like yours to teach, to grow, to include, to improve. It means not forgetting our past or ignoring our present, but keeping both firmly in mind as we push for a better future.”
Thomas-Greenfield did go on to acknowledge some global human rights abuses, such as the Uyghur genocide in China, though nothing else on any of the nations on the panel.
She told the virtual audience, “I shared these stories and others to acknowledge, on the international stage, that I have personally experienced one of America’s greatest imperfections.
The United State previously had pulled out of the council under President Trump. The reason President Trump had pulled the country out of the council was because of anti-Israel bias.