A basic tenet of critical race theory is that America’s founding is rooted in slavery and white supremacy. Or as Biden U.N. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield put it last Wednesday in a virtual conference with Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, “The original sin of slavery weaved white supremacy into our founding documents and principles.”
A reporter with Newsmax asked Psaki at a daily press briefing whether Biden was “going to remove” Thomas-Greenfield “from her position” over her incendiary remarks, which are rejected by the vast majority of Americans. Only 10%, for example, support reparations for blacks.
Psaki’s answer, delivered with her trademark smirk, began with a repeat of the question obviously meant to convey how utterly ridiculous the suggestion was:
Is the president going to remove an African American woman with decades of experience in the Foreign Service who is widely respected around the world from her position as ambassador to the UN? He is not. He is proud to have her in that position. She is not only qualified, he believes she is exactly the right person in that role at this moment in time. I have not seen her comments. I will say that there’s no question that there has been a history of institutional racism in this country and that doesn’t require the UN ambassador to confirm that.
Perhaps noting in Psaki’s answer is more revealing of the Democratic Party’s obsession with pandering than the first qualification of Thomas-Greenfield that she mentions — the fact of her being black. In rhetorically asking “Is the president going to remove an African American woman?” Psaki is reaffirming the Left’s commitment to identity politics.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)