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US invites UN scrutiny on racism

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Washington (AFP) – The United States has invited a United Nations mission to examine its record on racism, in a sharp turnaround by President Joe Biden after his predecessor bristled at UN scrutiny. Secretary of State Antony Blinken saluted a UN Human Rights Council resolution on Tuesday that tasked experts with studying the excessive use of force and other rights violations worldwide against Africans and people of African descent. Blinken said the United States has invited two UN special rapporteurs, one on racism and the other on minority issues, to pay official visits to the United States. …

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