On Wednesday, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield said that racial equity is a top focus for her as “white supremacy is weaved into our founding documents and principles” in the U.S.
Greenfield is following in the footsteps of Obama and every time she opens her mouth she’s trashing America. She just told the National Action Network (NAN) that if America is going to join the UN’s Human Rights Council, we must acknowledge our own failures.
“When we raise issues of equity and justice at the global scale, we have to approach them with humility. We have to acknowledge that we are an imperfect union, and have been since the beginning.”
She called America a racist nation since its founding:
“White supremacy is weaved into our founding documents and principles”
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
Just one month ago, the UN Ambassador praised the controversial and racist Critical Race Theory that teaches American youth to hate their country. It’s a racist doctrine that is dangerous to America and was denounced by President Trump.
“Because black lives matter, we need to dismantle white supremacy at every turn. Racism is endemic. It’s built-in, like rot in a frame, and it remains, and it festers, and it spreads because many of those in charge allow it to. Others look away and pretend it’s not there. But like cancer, if ignored, it grows.”
Meanwhile, Senator Ted Cruz is not a fan:
Sen. Cruz said about Linda Thomas-Greenfield statement “I Have No Confidence This Nominee Will Stand up To China”
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today voted against the confirmation of Linda Thomas-Greenfield, President Biden’s nominee for Ambassador to the United Nations. Sen. Cruz highlighted his concerns about her pro-China advocacy, and blasted Biden administration’s rush to embrace the worst elements of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In 2019, Thomas-Greenfield received $1,500 to deliver a speech at a Chinese-controlled and Chinese-funded Confucius Institute, in which she praised the CCP’s Belt and Road Initiative. During the business meeting, Sen. Cruz insisted that the speech transcript be made part of Congress’s official record. Watch Sen. Cruz’s full remarks here. Key excerpts are below.
“I intend to vote against this nominee. I have been growing increasingly concerned over the last two weeks by what appears to be a concerted, coordinated pivot towards China by the new Biden administration. We’ve been seeing nominee after nominee embracing China more closely. We’ve seen multiple nominees refuse to answer whether they would keep Huawei or other listed companies on the Entities List. One after the other, the nominees are all refusing to answer that.
“With Ms. Thomas Greenfield, her speech at the Confucius Institute, I think, raises very serious concerns. […] As the members of this committee know, Confucius Institutes are controlled and paid for by the communist government of China. They engage in rampant espionage and propaganda—paid for by China. There are multiple members of this committee, Republicans and Democrats with whom I’ve worked to shut down Confucius Institutes across this country. […]
“The speech she gave does not have one single critical word about China. By the way, she didn’t give a speech about historically black colleges and universities. She was talking about China to the Confucius Institute. She knew who she was talking to. And the text of the speech, I don’t believe it would have read differently if the Confucius Institute had written it. Because the text of the speech, not only does she not call out China’s genocide, not only does she not call out the murder, the torture, the lies, not only does she not call out the debt traps and captivity that China is using in Africa and throughout the developing world—but she praises China’s Belt and Road Initiative. […] This committee has worked together. The BUILD Act, which this committee moved forward, was designed to combat the Belt and Road Initiative. Her speech praises the Belt and Road Initiative and says that America needs to follow China’s example.
“I would also note that her speech was not a one off. I put out a whole series of remarks that Ms. Thomas-Greenfield has made over the decades, repeatedly apologizing for China, saying we’re not competing with China, which she said multiple times. And at other times she says that she viewed her role as ‘to ensure that they [African leaders] have the capacity to strike and negotiate better deals with the Chinese.’ […]
“China, I believe, poses the single greatest geopolitical threat to the United States over the next century. We need a U.N. ambassador who will stand up to China, to China’s pervasive influence at the United Nations. And given her record, I have no confidence that this nominee would do so. […]
“I would encourage folks, read the speech for yourself and ask yourself this: would you be proud to see the representative for the United States of America giving that speech at the United Nations? I don’t think the answer is yes. And I think confirming this nominee is a mistake.”
The ambassador said that she grew up in the segregated south where she was bused to a segregated school.
“On the weekends, the Klan burned crosses on lawns in our neighborhoods,” she said. “I shared these stories and others to acknowledge on the international stage that I have personally experienced one of America’s greatest imperfections.”
“I’ve seen for myself how the original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents and principles,” Thomas-Greenfield said.
She added that racism is not the problem of the person who experiences it, “racism is the problem of the racist and it is the problem of the society that produces the racist.”
“In today’s world, that’s every society,” she said, adding that white supremacy led to the “senseless killing” of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and “so many other black Americans.” Floyd and Taylor were killed by police officers, while Arbery was fatally shot while jogging in Georgia.
She noted that other groups, including Latinos, Asian Americans, Sikhs, immigrants, Muslims and Jews have all faced a spike in hate crimes in the U.S. in recent years.
“That’s why the Biden administration has made racial equity a top priority across the entire government and I’m making it a real focus on my tenure at the U.S. mission to the United Nations,” she said.
Biden issued a series of executive orders aimed at addressing racial injustice and gender equity on first day in office in January.
“The president-elect’s equity agenda is grounded in advancing racial justice and building back better for communities who have been underserved, including people of color and Americans with disabilities, LGBTQ+ Americans, religious minorities, and rural and urban communities facing persistent poverty,” the White House said in a statement at that time.