Africa, a continent where black slavery still exists in some countries, has dared to accuse the US of mistreating blacks in the 21st Century. In response, the United Nations Human Rights Council has ordered a report on “systemic racism” against people of African descent around the world, following the various anti-police brutality protests in the US. There are so many things wrong with this that I don’t even know where to begin, so I’ll just start with the facts.
On Friday, the Associated Press reported that the UN voted on a racism probe, backed by dozens of African countries, to investigate the plight of those who are of African descent. The 47 nations unanimously voted to proceed on the inquiry during a meeting of the Human Rights Council in Geneva. The resolution urges the UN High Commissioner to review government responses to peaceful protests, police brutality, systematic racism, and racially-motivated human rights violations.
Philonise Floyd, brother of police brutality victim George Floyd, sent a video message to be played at the UN hearing on the measure. According to AP, he weighed in with, “I am my brother’s keeper. You in the United Nations are your brothers and sisters’ keepers in America — and you have the power to help us get justice for my brother George Floyd.” Floyd continued, “I am asking you to help him. I am asking you to help me. I am asking you to help us — black people in America.”
Fact check: George Floyd’s loved ones are getting justice for his wrongful killing. The officer responsible for his death has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder. Is that not justice? Why is Philonise Floyd asking the UN for help as if that never happened? In America, we are lucky to have a thing called a judicial system. Let it work.
A couple of African leaders shared their thoughts on the inquiry at the UN meeting.
Reuters reported that Burkina Faso’s Ambassador Dieudonné W. Désiré Sougouri urged the adoption of the African resolution. He said, “It is important to show Africa…the Human Rights Council has heard the plight of African and people of African descent calling for equal treatment and application of equal rights for all.” He also added a complaint that they have made numerous “concessions” in the negotiations with other countries…as if to imply that they concede during negotiations because they’re African, or based on the color of their skin. Furthermore, Senegal’s envoy, Coly Seck, responded to the consensus by simply stating “Black Lives Matter.”
Now, we have a global crisis of racism against African people and their descendants? This has officially gone too far, especially considering that absolutely none of the recent police brutality incidents were ever proven to be racially-motivated.
America’s Western allies, including Australia, Germany, Italy, Poland, and even the European Union, joined together in opposition of targeting the US in the resolution. The Australian ambassador contended that “this problem does not belong to any one country; it is a problem around the world.” The UN’s final version was adjusted to apply to all countries, not just the U.S. At least someone stuck up for us.
This pro-African UN inquiry is crazy, but more than that, it’s self-seeking. Everyone wants to use some trait about themselves to capitalize on sympathy, attention, money, division – or all four. That’s all there is to this. The facts are that George Floyd’s killer is held on a $1 million bond on a count of second-degree murder and there’s no law oppressing any race in America.
As far as Africa’s involvement is concerned, it’s purely hypocritical. A mostly Third World continent riddled with poverty, crime, and civil war, is accusing the US of racism. What an easy scapegoat for them to use an excuse for the atrocities that happen there, including slavery, sex trafficking, poaching, plus many more horrible abuses. Maybe they should focus on providing drinking water, food, and medical services to their countries rather than playing a blame game with the other side of the world as if it’s America’s fault. Every time the Left blows an issue up on a national scale, it spreads globally, and then leaders who hate us think it’s time to take advantage of an American moment of “weakness”…or so they think.
This is yet another reason why we need to make a stronger effort at home to control these social issues by not allowing riots and resolving problems quicker before they get out of hand.