By Duncan Smith
We keep hearing that the Biden regime “looks like America.”
We are told that because the Cabinet and the top posts are being filled in a way that makes this regime “the most diverse in American history.”
Never mind whether any of these people, regardless of the color of their skin, can actually competently do the jobs they are being chosen for.
That doesn’t matter. The picks just have to look the ‘right way.’
Oh, and we’ve noticed another characteristic as well: Biden’s picks have to hate America. Talk about a 180 from the previous administration.
Take UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield. She just delivered a virtual speech to the National Action Network founded by the very racist, very bigoted, very anti-Semitic “Rev.” Al Sharpton.
And of course, she couldn’t say anything without inserting the “America is so freaking racist” talking point:
I spoke on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. That day – and commemoration – was personal for me. So, I told the UN some personal stories. I told them about how my great-grandmother Mary Thomas, born in 1865, was the child of a slave. Just three generations back from me. I grew up in the segregated South. I was bussed to a segregated school. On weekends, the Klan burned crosses on lawns in our neighborhood.
I shared these stories and others to acknowledge, on the international stage, that I have personally experienced one of America's greatest imperfections. I have seen for myself how the original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents and principles. But I also shared these stories to offer up an insight, a simple truth I've learned over the years: Racism is not the problem of the person who experiences it.
Those of us who experience racism cannot, and should not, internalize it, despite the impact it can have on our everyday lives. Racism is the problem of the racist. And it is the problem of the society that produces the racist. And in today's world, that is every society.
In America, that takes many forms. It's the white supremacy that led to the senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other Black Americans. It's the spike in hate crimes over the past three years – against Latino Americans, Sikh and Muslim Americans, Jewish Americans, and immigrants. And it's the bullying, discrimination, brutality, and violence that Asian Americans face everyday, especially since the outbreak of COVID-19. That's why the Biden-Harris administration has made racial equity a top priority across the entire government. And I'm making it a real focus of my tenure at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.
But when I say racism is a problem in every society, that means looking beyond America's borders too. Across four decades and four continents in the foreign service, I experienced racism in countless international contexts. From overly invasive searches at airports, to police racially profiling my son, to being made to wait behind white patrons for a table at a restaurant. Racism was and continues to be a daily challenge abroad. And for millions, it's more than a challenge. It's deadly.
First of all, we don’t know if she really did experience the things she says she did growing up. Sure, there was racism in the South last century; we imagine there still is. But like she said, there is racism everywhere, including in New York City where she works. And it’s not just white people being racist.
Secondly, there is no evidence any of the black people who she mentioned were killed because of the color of their skin. None.
But race hustlers on the left — like America’s current UN ambassador — get away with making such baseless claims because they are never challenged.
Well, we are challenging her and legitimate racists like her every single day.
We hate what she represents.
We hate the hate she generates.
We hate the division.
And we know one thing for certain: Biden’s regime may ‘look like’ America, but it doesn’t sound like America and doesn’t seem to like America very much.
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