U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken issued a ‘standing invitation’ to United Nations agencies dedicated to investigating human rights abuses to combat ‘systemic racism,’ xenophobia, and discrimination, particularly of African Americans at the hands of police.
Blinken also sent an invitation for an official visit to the Special Rapporteurs on contemporary forms of racism and minority issues.
According to the Secretary of State’s statement, the invitation is in response to a report released last month by the United Nations in which they highlight the case of George Floyd as an example of the ‘racial injustice’ suffered by ‘Africans’ and ‘African descendants’ at the hands of police in the United States.
“It is in this context that the United States intends to issue a formal, standing invitation to all UN experts who report and advise on thematic human rights issues,” Blinken wrote.
“As a first step, we have reached out to offer an official visit by the UN Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism and the UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues,” the secretary clarified in his statement.
The Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism, E. Tendayi Achiume of Zambia, issued a note on June 16, 2020, just over a month since George Floyd’s death in custody, urging the creation of a “commission of inquiry on systemic racism and law enforcement in the United States.”
“… the systemic racism in law enforcement in the United States is a human rights crisis of existential proportions,” the special rapporteur wrote.
“For Black people in the United States, the domestic legal system has utterly failed to acknowledge and confront the racial injustice and discrimination that is so deeply entrenched in law enforcement,” said Ms. Tendayi Achiume.
George Floyd case used as example of ‘racial injustice’
According to NPR, the autopsy report concluded that the cause of George Floyd’s death was “cardiopulmonary arrest complicating law enforcement subdual, restraint, and neck compression.”
In addition, the autopsy toxicology report also found high levels of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and cannabinoids in his system at the time of his death, which were factors that aggravated his delicate state of health. Floyd was hypertensive and had heart disease.
Initially, an autopsy performed by a Floyd family doctor concluded that George died of asphyxiation, but during the trial in which police officer Dereck Chauvin was convicted, the doctor ruled out that he had died from asphyxiation.
Furthermore, according to FBI statistics in 2019, more than 55% of homicide cases were committed by blacks, and 38% of all violent crimes in the country are committed by blacks.
Taking that statistic to the overall U.S. population where blacks make up 13.4% of the population, the proportion of blacks involved in criminal activity is very high.
And yet, in 2018 for example, only 18 unarmed black people, like Floyd’s case, died in police custody.
Fighting racism…with more racism
Conservatives and Republicans have harshly criticized the Biden administration for its ‘fighting racism’ due to the promotion of the famous ‘critical race theory’ which condemns white-skinned people and perpetuates them as ‘racist’ and ‘oppressors’ without regard to their moral character.
The promotion of critical race theory has generated debate and resistance from parents of all races who refuse to have their children indoctrinated with these ideas.
Ian Rice a black dad told a school board where he complained that critical race theory had been incorporated into the school curriculum:
“Critical Race Theory is teaching that white people are bad,” Rice stated. “That’s not true. That would teach my daughter that her mother is evil.”
“So, my question is, now, with Critical Race Theory being brought in, what is your criteria to educate the educators?” Rice asked. “And who are you to educate my children, or any of our children, in life issues? That’s our job. Your job is to teach them math and science.”
Cases like Mr. Rice’s have gone viral on social media in recent times; there were even cases of elite private school teachers resigning or being fired for opposing it because, in practical life, it ends up perpetuating racism against whites, who make up the majority of Americans.