Many conservative Trump supporters have condemned the injustice Dr. Biru suffered and many of them have appealed to President Trump to intervene. Dr. Biru's case has gotten more attention in conservative circles than in liberal ones. It was covered in leading conservative newspapers, including The Washington Times, The Washington Examiner, The Hill, Town Hall, and Breitbart News.
To counter the call for justice, former World Bank President Jim Yong Kim engineered a two-pronged campaign. On one front, he launched a fabricated negative campaign against Dr. Biru. On another front, he pushed out six white VPs to hire black VPs. The World Bank Spokesperson heralded the PR ploy as a successful affirmative action to American media outlets stating: "Nine of 31 VPs are from Sub-Saharan Africa or are African American. Two years ago, there were only 3.”
Africa and African Americans account for less than 14% of the world population and 29% of the Bank's VPs. The 29% figure cannot be explained by diversity or proportional regional or racial representation. Asia and Latin America with a combined population of more than 4 times the population of Africans and African Americans, account for less than 20% of the Bank's VPs. Kim's VP affirmative action was a criminal cover-up to deny Dr. Biru justice that ended up victimizing white VPs.
As Dr. Steve Parson, a Member of the Advisory Board for National Minority Coalition for Trump rightly said, "Dr. Biru’s pursuit of justice is now in the hands of the Trump Administration. Justice and humanity demand swift action."
The following are selected leaders out of 32 Founders and Presidents of conservative organizations who wrote a letter of appeal to President Trump to stop funding the World Bank until it (1) agrees to fully redress the injustice it inflicted on Dr. Biru, and (2) stops using US funds for abortion. The group was organized by Don Blake and Terry Beatley.
Dr. Day Gardner
Advisory Board, National
Minority Coalition for Trump
National Black Pro-Life Union
Revival Ministries International
River Bible Institute
Pastor Mark Burns
The NOW Television Network
The Harvest Praise & Worship Center
Bishop Leon Benjamin
Founder and Senior Pastor
New Life Harvest Church
Minority Outreach Council
For President Donald Trump
Dr. Lance Wallnau
Founder: As One America!
Evangelical Mobilization to Support
President Donald J. Trump
Dr. Steve Parson
Minority Coalition For Trump
Reverend Dean Nelson
Frederick Douglas Foundation
Member, Frederick Douglass
Joshua E. Macias
Vets for Trump
Veterans for Trump
Dr. Johnny Hunter
Life Education and Resource
Network, (L.E.A.R.N.) Inc.
First Amendment Inc
Conservative Talk Radio Program
National Chairwoman, Regulation
Freedom Amendment Campaign
Walter and Lori Hoye
Founder and President
The following are selected conservative leaders who have written in different newspapers and forums to call for justice on behalf of Dr. Biru
Dr. Ben Carson
I am appalled by the @WorldBank. We need to hold them accountable.
President, Hosea Initiative
Author: "What If We Have Been Wrong"
"The explanation for retroactively degrading Dr. Biru's performance record was more dehumanizing than the act itself.
The Bank’s inexplicable stance that Dr. Biru’s record is “beyond the natural capability of a Black man” is an insult to the human race and represents an affront to [more than] one billion sub-Saharan Africans both in continental Africa and around the globe."
The Hon. Ken Cuccinelli
Former Attorney General, Va
President of the Senate Conservatives Fund
"This is a case of a deliberate and systemic destruction of a human being, emotionally, financially and professionally. Dr. Biru deserves full redress without delay. [Read More]
Should the WB fail to do the right thing, the Trump administration should act, starting by revoking the visas of the perpetrators of this crime and those who covered up the crime and defunding the Bank" [Read More]
Host nationally syndicated TV
The Armstrong Williams Show.
"Currently, the bank’s VP of human resources and its general counsel (a senior VP) maintain contradictory positions on Biru’s official record. The bank’s HR executive affirms Biru’s stellar management record as official and valid. In contrast, The general counsel insists that Biru’s record is “hagiographic” – too good to be true – and the World Bank will not use the actual record of his performance to correct the retrospectively degraded record on its website. To date, the president of the bank has sided with the general counsel."
Donald N. Blake
Virginia Christian Alliance
During the 2016 election, thousands of Trump supporters shared Dr. Biru's story on their Facebook pages. One, by the name of Samantha Leigh, wrote “My stomach hurts reading this.” Arlene Strickland Bass commented: “Pray Trump can turn around with Gods help this man life!”
It is with unbounded confidence that I say the moment President Trump learns about this case, Dr. Biru will get the justice that he has been denied during the Obama presidency.