Via Daily Wire:
Secretary of State Antony Blinken issued a “formal, standing invitation” for United Nations officials to investigate “systemic racism” in American policing.
As Blinken details in a statement, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights released a report about global police brutality against people of African descent. In response, Blinken welcomed foreign scrutiny of “systemic racism” in the United States.
Are all white people racist?
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) July 11, 2021
Via Fox News:
Black News Tonight host Marc Lamont Hill is facing backlash on social media after the Temple University professor claimed during an interview that all White people are “connected to racism.”
“I don’t know if you’re backing me into a corner with that question but yes, I do,” Hill said when asked the question directly by his guest, conservative political commentator Liz Wheeler. “I do believe that all White people are at some level, at the unconscious level, connected to racism, its unavoidable. I think all men are sexist at some level. I think that’s absolutely the case.”
The comments were made during a discussion about critical race theory, with Hill pushing back against Wheeler’s claim that CRT will be used in schools as a tool to promote Marxism.
Via Fox 5 DC:
The National Archives’ task force on racism claimed in a little-noticed report to the U.S.’s top librarian that the Archives’ own Rotunda – which houses the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights – is an example of “structural racism” and that the Founding Fathers and other White, historically impactful Americans are portrayed too positively.
The report was completed in April and released this month but has so far flown under the media radar. The task force claims that structural racism “unequivocally impacts” how National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) employees interact with each other, customers and the historical records themselves.
Via Campus Reform:
A Louisiana state lawmaker introduced a bill to ban schools from teaching the “divisive concepts” of critical race theory at state-funded schools.
State Rep. Ray Garofalo (R-LA) filed the legislation, which addresses “certain concepts related to race and sex in elementary and secondary schools and postsecondary education institutions,” on April 2.
The bill bans a litany of “divisive concepts,” including the notions that “one race or sex is inherently superior or inferior to another race or sex,” that “an individual should be discriminated against, favored, or receive differential treatment solely or partly because of the individual’s race or sex,” and that “an individual, by virtue of the individual’s race or sex, bears responsibility or is to be held accountable for actions committed in the past by other members of the same race or sex.”
If only Lindsey acted this tough over protecting our election from being stolen
Via NY Post:
Sen. Lindsey Graham on Sunday disputed President Biden’s claim that “systemic racism” exists in America — and said he wants the commander-in-chief to stop “running the place down.”
Graham (R-SC) was asked about Biden’s comments about “systemic racism” following the conviction of former Minneapolis police cop Derek Chauvin last week in the death of George Floyd.
“Not in my opinion. We just elected a two-term African-American president. The vice president is of African-American-Indian descent. So our systems are not racist. America is not a racist country,” Graham told host Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.”
“So this attack on police and policing — reform the police, yes, call them all racist, no. You know, America is a work in progress but best — best place on the planet and Joe Biden spent a lot of time running the place down. I wish he would stop it,” Graham said.
‘I’ve answered your question.’
What a piece of crap.
Probably the dumbest thing you will hear today.
ESCOBAR: “I would call on the minority leader and my colleagues to tell the truth. Only when we deal in truths can we really solve problems together. They can either join us in being part of the solution or my fear is what they’re going to continue to do, is to seek ways to divide our country, fuel xenophobia and racism, and I want to warn them, that their words and the fueling of that xenophobia, that racism, that hatred of the border, that — that fear of the border, there are consequences to that language and that rhetoric.”
LEMON: “We have to start being realistic about God and the Bible,” he continued. “If you are a person of faith in this country, and we know America is built on faith and religious freedom, a good way of starting is to present the true identity of Jesus. That is a black or brown person, rather than someone who looks like a white hippy from Sweden or Norway. We should start with that and put that in your home, either a Black Jesus or Brown Jesus. Jesus looked more like a Muslim or someone who is dark, rather than a blonde-looking carpenter.”
A pair of top incoming White House environmental aides has blamed “systemic racism” as a driver of climate change in an attempt to justify a government-led economic overhaul.
President-elect Joe Biden named progressive policy adviser Maggie Thomas as Office of Domestic Climate Policy chief of staff and climate advocate Cecilia Martinez as “senior director for environmental justice” on Thursday. Both Thomas and Martinez have cited racial inequality as perpetuating climate change, arguing that the Biden administration’s environmental policy must be centered on “racial and economic justice.”
“Unless intentionally interrupted, systemic racism will continue to be a major obstacle to creating a healthy planet,” Martinez said in a 2019 press release touting her “Equitable & Just” climate platform. “The only path forward is to design national climate policies that are centered on justice.”
Via NY Times:
Mayor Bill de Blasio will announce Friday major changes to the way hundreds of New York City’s selective middle and high schools admit their students, a move intended to address long-simmering concerns that admissions policies have discriminated against Black and Latino students and exacerbated segregation in the country’s largest school district.
New York is more reliant on high-stakes admissions screens than any other district in the country, and the mayor has for years faced mounting pressure to take more forceful action to desegregate the city’s racially and socioeconomically divided public schools. Black and Latino students are significantly underrepresented in selective middle and high schools, though they represent nearly 70 percent of the district’s 1.1 million students.
Ok, whatever you say…
Via NY Post:
The Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Democratic candidate for the US Senate in Georgia, said in 2017 that the nation’s “pre-existing condition” is “racism,” according to a report.
Warnock, the senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta who is trying to unseat Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a Jan. 5 runoff election, made the comments in June 2017 at a New Baptist Covenant event, Breitbart News reported on Monday.
“We are in a special moment. We are in an evil moment. We are in a tragic moment, and I suggest to you that our politics is symptomatic of our sickness,” Warnock said, according to a newly revealed clip of his speech. “We’ve got a lot of problems, but I would not be a prophet if I did not tell you that racism is America’s preexisting condition.”