- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 14, 2021

President Biden’s U.N. ambassador wants the world to know that the Declaration of Independence and the principles espoused within are laced with “White supremacy.”

Linda Thomas-Greenfield made the blanket comments about founding documents this week while speaking to the Al Sharpton-founded National Action Network (NAN).

“I have seen for myself how the original sin of slavery weaved White supremacy into our founding documents and principles,” she said.

Ms.  Thomas-Greenfield did not expand, however, on how iconic lines like “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” have “white supremacy” woven into them.

She did, however, lament a rise in hate crimes and the “bullying, discrimination, and violence that Asian Americans face every day — especially since the outbreak of COVID-19.”

Ms. Thomas-Greenfield noted that continuing struggles with America’s “original sin” of slavery will require officials to seek election to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) with “humility.”

The ambassador then stressed that Mr. Biden has elevated “racial equity” to 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.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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