U.N. Human Rights Council to Investigate U.S.

Yahoo, 5/16/2008 by Stephanie Nebehay

“GENEVA (Reuters) - A special U.N. human rights investigator will visit the United States this month to probe racism, an issue that has forced its way into the race to secure the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination.”

Probe Welcomed

Yahoo 5/19/2008

“UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.S. envoy to the United Nations on Monday welcomed the visit of a special U.N. human rights investigator to probe racism but said the Human Rights Council should focus on “real problems” elsewhere.

The United Nations has said Doudou Diene will meet federal and local officials, lawmakers and judicial authorities during his visit, which runs from Monday to June 6. The focus of the visit is racism, which has become an issue in this year’s U.S. presidential election campaign.”


Remarkable!

Barack Obama is odds’ on favourite to take the White House, and America is being investigated for racism! Barack will win Oregon (90.5% white and 1.9% black in 2006) by a large margin.

America is by far and away the least racist country I have ever lived in. Even though I am coloured, I have never had to endure any racial invective from Americans. In the US, the penalties for that type of behaviour are severe.

When I first came here, I was very afraid of certain people. I was told terrible stories about “Rednecks” in the South. When I actually plucked up the courage to tour the South, I was amazed at how friendly and helpful people were. I had a couple of breakdowns, and in both instances locals immediately came to my assistance. I left my bag in the poor backwoods of Tennessee and it was returned to me intact! Someone took the trouble to return it to the Park Ranger.

The U.N. is another matter!

The U.N. did not target countries where abuses are common. Take a look at the members of the UN Human Rights Council here. I think the real reason America is being investigated is that many of the other countries are too dangerous!

Listen to what former ambassador John Bolton had to say: