If there is one thing that Americans don’t like, it’s being told by other countries and international bodies how they should be handling their own affairs. In particular, the U.N. has recently made a declaration that is overstepping their bounds.
Recently, a report by a U.N. affiliated group has deemed that the United States’ history of slavery and racial segregation justifies compensation to African Americans. Demanding that we give reparations is reason enough why we need to get OUT of the U.N., according to Independent Journal Review.
The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent stated that “the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious challenge, as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent.”
This group had the audacity to compare lynchings in the past to contemporary police killings. This sets a dangerous precedent where officers are becoming afraid of doing their job lest some progressive group starts threatening their livelihood because a criminal culprit happened to be black.
Despite what these groups would like us to believe, a new study shows that white officers are three times less likely to shoot unarmed black suspects than unarmed white suspects.
The U.N. group claimed the current status of America consists of a “dangerous ideology of white supremacy [which] inhibits social cohesion amongst the United States population.”
It’s hard to figure out exactly how America is operating on an ideology of “white supremacy” with programs such as affirmative action in place and a mainstream left-wing media that accuses almost everything that could be possibly racially motivated as racism. This hypersensitivity to racial issues, particularly of those of non-whites, contradicts this “white supremacy” claim.
Thomas Sowell, an economist and respected conservative author, said it best. “No way are millions of white, Asian, and Hispanic Americans going to pay reparations for something that happened before their ancestors ever set foot on American soil…However, seen as a source of a lasting unmet grievance, it is a stroke of genius to keep blacks separated from other Americans and an aggrieved constituency to support black ‘leaders’ in politics, organizations, and movements.”
The idea of paying reparations for slavery in the past tends to be hypocritical as well.
The U.N. believes the U.S. should pay African-Americans reparations. Should the U.S. leave the U.N.?
Slavery has existed in the world in many different countries throughout history, but why does America need to be vilified in particular for it? The word slave actually originates from the word Slav or Slavic, referring to European people in the Balkans and Eastern Europe who were enslaved in large degree by invading Muslims in the Middle Ages. Will the U.N. claim that these people deserve reparations as well for their history of slavery from Islamic countries?
We know they won’t. Calls for reparations are less about slavery and more about dividing this nation even further and creating racial strife.
This is exactly the reason why America should leave the U.N., and hopefully, Trump will refuse to bow to the pressure of these internationalist organizations.