UN Ambassador Says White Supremacy Is ‘Weaved’ Into Founding Documents

“I have seen for myself how the original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents and principles,” Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield said during a speech to the National Action Network on Wednesday (April 14). 

Thomas-Greenfield told the civil rights organization that white supremacy has a long history in the US and that when America is working to address issues like “equity and justice” the approach should include “humility,” given the nation's own challenges.

“Of course, 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 –– and every day we strive to make ourselves more perfect, and more just.” the ambassador said during the virtual event

The Hill reported that she also said the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd were the result of America’s institutionally-embedded white supremacy.  

Under the administration of former president Donald Trump, the US withdrew from the UN Human Rights Council, but rejoined this year after Joe Biden took office. 

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