The Biden administration’s costly, governmentwide effort to advance racial equity and support the nation’s underserved population through taxpayer-funded programs is going global. The administration recently disclosed that it is dedicating a million dollars to “empower marginalized racial and ethnic communities in Europe,” though details of how this will be accomplished remain ambiguous. What is clear is that the soon-to-be empowered minority Europeans are to include people of African descent and Roma people, according to the recently published grant announcement.
Among the goals is to mitigate structural racism, xenophobia, and discrimination found in institutions designed to protect and serve all people in society and ensure the fair administration of, and access to, justice for marginalized racial and ethnic communities. The grant also aims to counter societal discrimination and violence by advancing equity, social inclusion, and equality for all. The agency doling out the money, a State Department offshoot known as the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL), justifies funding the program by claiming that members of marginalized racial, ethnic, and indigenous communities around the world often are disproportionately discriminated against, forced to endure high levels of violence and excruciating labor conditions in migration, are systematically denied access to justice, and continually bear the brunt of racial discrimination, xenophobia, and violence in society.
“DRL has a longstanding commitment to empowering underrepresented and underserved racial and ethnic communities and to upholding the dignity of people who are systematically denied their human rights and fundamental freedoms,” the State Department writes in its grant document. “DRL acknowledges the legacy—and suffering of millions of people as a result—of slavery and colonization, which perpetuates and worsens inequality today. DRL supports the mandate of the Special Representative for Racial Equity and Justice to protect and advance the human rights of people belonging to marginalized racial and ethnic communities and to combat systemic racism, discrimination, and xenophobia around the world.”
Uncle Sam’s new million-dollar European endeavor will focus on three objectives, according to the State Department. They include support for civil society groups working with marginalized racial and ethnic communities, raising awareness of the challenges and opportunities for members of the discriminated communities by combatting structural racism, discrimination and xenophobia as well as advancing the objectives of a United Nation’s initiative that focuses on people of African descent. The words structural racism, xenophobia and intolerance appear repeatedly throughout the government’s 25-page grant document. The announcement also mentions President Joe Biden’s January, 2021 Executive Order titled Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government to further support its European project. “In accordance [with the Executive Order], programs should implement strategies for integration and inclusion of individuals/organizations/beneficiaries that can bring perspectives based on their religion, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex characteristics, national origin, age, genetic information, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, political affiliation, or veteran’s status.”
Back home in the U.S., many key federal agencies have implemented racial equity plans as per Biden’s order. The Department of Labor has dedicated $260 million to promote “equitable access” to government unemployment benefits by addressing disparities in the administration and delivery of money by race ethnicity and language proficiency. The Treasury Department named its first ever racial equity chief, a veteran La Raza official who spent a decade at the nation’s most influential open borders group. The Department of Defense (DOD) is using outrageous anti-bias materials that indoctrinate troops with anti-American and racially inflammatory training on diversity topics. The U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) created an equity commission to address longstanding inequities in agriculture. The nation’s medical research agency has a special minority health and health disparities division that issued a study declaring COVID-19 exacerbated preexisting resentment against racial/ethnic minorities and marginalized communities.