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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:10 PM

Trump blocks U.S. from nominating anyone to U.N. racism committee

Trump blocks U.S. from nominating anyone to U.N. racism committee

The move is the latest blow to the U.S.'s international credibility.

CASEY MICHEL at Think Progress

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-blocks-u-s-from-nominating-anyone-to-u-n-racism-committee-27bfe17b7908/

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The commission, formally titled the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, focuses on helping implement anti-racism statutes and policies across the world. Consisting of independent experts from multiple countries, the committee — which meets multiple times per year — also publishes recommendations on reducing racial discrimination.

The move comes as concerns about Trump’s racist language, and continuing appeal to racists across the country, continue to swell. Just a few days ago, Trump tweeted out an incendiary video of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), which many detractors perceived as both bigoted and racist toward a minority member of Congress.

The tweet also came a few weeks after Trump downplayed the threat of white nationalism yet again, and almost two years after he described the Charlottesville, Virginia, white nationalist rally as a march full of “very fine people, on both sides.” (The president, of course, jump-startedhis political career with the racist “birther” movement years ago.) The White House followed Trump’s comments by announcing in late 2018 that it would not renew funding programs designed to counter white nationalist violence in the U.S., even canceling outright a grant to Life After Hate, an organization dedicated solely to fighting white supremacist ideology.

The failure to renominate McDougall also comes amidst two years of Trump’s White House undercutting America’s role in international bodies and agreements. From walking away from the Paris Climate Accords to abandoning the Iran nuclear deal, to even withdrawing from the United Nations’ International Court of Justice and Human Rights Council, the Trump administration has steadily eroded American standing in multi-nation bodies.


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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:18 PM

1. tRump, can rot in hell for all I care. He's a solid racist, all the way! n/t

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2019, 05:32 PM

2. Was that what America did back when we were great?

I don't remember...

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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 06:48 PM

3. K & R for exposure.

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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 07:38 PM

4. He's the worse human being that could be in his position. Hands down.

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Sun Apr 14, 2019, 07:55 PM

5. World's most infamous racist

refuses to fight racism?

Oh.

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