Never fear, Doudou Diene is here!

OK, we can breathe easier in regards to the problem of racism here in the United States,
U.N. racism investigator to visit U.S. from Monday

According to the story, Mr. Diene*,

will…gather first-hand information on issues related to racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance

Not sure what this gentleman hopes to accomplish on this visit, which by the way starts today. What is he going to tell us? That racism exists in America? What else? Grass is green? Most of America doesn’t like the New York Yankees and Duke Basketball?

Isn’t it obvious that racism is alive and kicking especially now during our election cycle? You have whites that are not voting for Barack Obama only because he’s “black” and you have blacks who are voting for Barack Obama only because he’s “black”.

Of course, most people will only see the former case as an example of racism while the latter as an example of people supporting one’s own.

Mr. Diene’s trip might not be a total waste of time if he addresses the true root of the disease known as racism instead of merely the symptoms, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.

Also working against him is America’s typical blah attitude towards the U.N., which the article does note,

the United Nations has almost no clout when it comes to U.S. domestic affairs and is widely perceived by many as interfering.

*No relation to,

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