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  • The U.S. Is Right to Boycott the U.N. Durban II Conference on Racism

    Our own Brett Schaefer and Steven Groves are reporting from the Durban II Conference on Racism in Geneva for National Review’s The Corner. Their dispatches today include:

    Durban II Starts With a Swipe at America:

    Preceeding the official opening of the Durban II conference, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay hosted a panel entitled “United Against Racism.” She welcomed the delegates and other attendees. Immediately following was a short film detailing instances of racism around the world. Guess what story was given pride of place as the first example? No prizes for a question so easy. It was, of course, Racism in America.

    U.N. Literally Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Ahmadinejad:

    It says something about Durban II when Ahmadinejad is welcomed with open arms while democratic countries like the U.S., Israel, Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, and Australia choose to skip the event entirely.

    Libya, Russia, and Cuba identified as Durban II Leaders:

    The member states, naturally, have chosen the ambassadors of Libya, Russia, and Cuba as officers here. These worthies’ qualifications were so beyond question, they were nominated without opposition and appointed by acclamation.

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    4 Responses to The U.S. Is Right to Boycott the U.N. Durban II Conference on Racism

    1. Barb -mn says:

      Well, thank goodness they know their history. White people were the first ones foreign to America. Yet derived documents to reflect all life is welcome under the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Civil Law. The only law reflecting equality. I'm not sure of who or what "racism" in America they speak of? I realize people can think and feel anyway they want regardless of government indoctrination or laws, so to me if a person describes or considers themselves "racist" is one thing (and a freedom, really), to commit a crime because of, is another. There are strict reprimands in place for these crimes.

      In human life, all have prejudices and biases, whether it be of other people or things. strong people don't let ignorance of others stop them. Strong people just move on. No matter how offensive, they don't react to name calling. They ignore it.

      Based on opinion with no backing facts. Sounds to me just an excuse to waste TIME AND MONEY. Oh and victimize people for sympathies. Exploit them as weak / and inferiority upon them until they're convinced government is right. Be strong human life. Your appearance is not against you, the government is.

    2. Marshall Hill MI. says:

      What value do we derive from this Corupt and Inept

      Org? Certainly not worth the Five Billion we give

      each Year!

    3. Ross, Bradenton, Flo says:

      In the USA racism has been linked to black slavery before 1865. If that be the case, the 'officers' for this summit come from countries that practice slavery today, albeit not openly, white slavery. Is this not a form of racism?

      What an insult to a reasonable thinking person concerning this 'summit'.

    4. Loretta Perry , Colo says:

      It's a FIRST I'm proud of our New Administration!

      One for Obama.

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