Posted by wdupray on 28 May, 2008 at 5:37 pm. 6 comments already!

Who authorized this nonsense? From 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.

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His three-week visit, at U.S. government invitation, will cover eight cities — Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Omaha, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Race has become a central issue in the U.S. election cycle because Sen. Barack Obama, the frontrunner in the battle for the Democratic nomination battle, stands to become the country’s first African American president.

Note Reuters helpfully points out that racism has “forced its way” into the race, and that it has become a “central issue.” Was it Obama’s reference to “typical white people?” Or perhaps it was his racist preacher railing against “rich, white people.” That is how race “forces its way” into becoming a “central issue.”

Oh and let’s not forget how little gems like this gratuitous slam against whites and America by Reuters play a role in “forcing” race to become a central issue.

His campaign has increased turnout among black voters but has also turned off some white voters in a country with a history of slavery and racial segregation.

Not even really a veiled slam at that.

Heritage Foundation expert Nile Gardiner explained to Glenn Beck that “in his mind [the U.N. investigator] has probably already written the report.”

Gardiner notes, “I imagine the U.S. taxpayer will be footing a great deal of the bill,” he said.

I want to know, what are these allegations of institutionalized racism? Who made them?

Call me crazy, but isn’t this what the Justice Department is for?

Bill Dupray at The Patriot Room

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