U.S. failing to eliminate racial discrimination, says UN

Contributed By Toussaint Losier,

New York, NY, August 29, 2014 – Today, the United Nations CERD Committee released itsConcluding Observations, which detail more than twenty areas of unacceptable racial discrimination in the United States. The observations call for the U.S. Government to “prohibit racial discrimination in all its forms in federal and state legislation, including indirect discrimination, covering all fields of law and public life.”

The Concluding Observations follow a two day review – on August 13 and 14 in Geneva – of the U.S.’s compliance with the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. At the review, the mother of Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton, and the father of Jordan Davis, Ron Davis, testified about the racially discriminatory practices and policies that played direct roles in their sons’ deaths. Ron Davis and Sybrina Fulton spoke powerfully of the loss of their sons and the loss of other young people to state violence, including 18 year old Michael Brown.

Despite this testimony, the U.S. Government delegation failed to meaningfully address how it is combating racial discrimination in the U.S. and focused primarily on initiatives that alone have proven to be insufficient. In neither its report nor delegate statements did the U.S. Government indicate a commitment to address racial discrimination in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.

In response to the Committee’s Concluding Observations, Ejim Dike, Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network, a coalition of over 250 human rights and social justice groups around the U.S., stated, “We welcome the recommendations of the UN CERD Committee, including the call for the U.S. Government to adopt a National Plan of Action on Racial Justice. After the death of Michael Brown and the police violence on the streets of Ferguson, it is clearer than ever that the U.S. Government needs to once and for all address the racism that plagues our nation.”

Contact: Mike Ward, US Human Rights Network, mward@ushrnetwork.org

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Revolution and Beer Unrestrained: Do not read if you are overly sensitive, easily offended or stupid. A no punches pulled commentary on the worst day since the Gaza genocide began ….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………… dear Liberals, Progressives, Anarchists, Socialists and anyone else astounded, horrified and enraged by today’s events in Gaza, if you think that Netanyahu and his neo-Nazi cabal of fucking genocidal scum give a fuck about your protests or die-ins you are sadly mistaken. If you think appeals for humanity, mercy and restraint will accomplish dick, the American media and government are fully aligned to cover their ass closer than a lifer to a short-eyes in a prison cell. (Look it up, it’s funny.) The reality is, the Israelis bombing the shit out of Gaza at the core think of the Palestinians as their own personal niggers, and when the niggers get uppity the plantation owners will bring the hammer down. Truth is what you want? Fuck you! You gave that shit away when you legitimized the democrats, paid any attention to the ass-clowns in the corporate media-including MSNBC- and every time you feel sorry for the race raping fucking bigots on the Right. 90% of that media is nothing more than the taint for parent corporations supplying the bombs and tech that is murdering Palestinians; two fucking thousand at this point! And the republicans, who suck the dick of that big business sell your religious idiocy back to you into this guilt-laden bible prophecy mind fuck control shit. It’s a sin to criticize Israel cuz then your a Jew hating heretic, and we all know Israel is the 51st fucking state of the United God-damned States of America. Hell, Israel dick suckers like Joe Walsh, Rush Limbaugh and Ted fucking Cruz have more loyalty to fucking Israel to the United States. Even with the haphazard, couldn’t hit a fucking barn Hamas rockets, life in Israel is better than it is here. They don’t have fucking homeless or poverty anything like we have here, because we supply billions to their genocidal fucking military, and because all their homeless and impoverished they keep penned up in the Gaza strip where they can use them as slave fucking niggers to shovel their shit or as target practice. Hey, their just fucking Muslims, and who gives a fuck about Muslims. Their rat fucking little kids are born just to kill Jews and be terrorists, so fuck them too. Right? An Israeli shell hit a school today, and then during what was supposed to be a ceasefire hammered a market killing 17 people buying fucking bread and goddamned humus, but all fucking Israel has to say is that Hamas had a slingshot or a condom full of piss to fling at Israeli tanks and jets and you’ll say, its Hamas’ fault, just like our dick sucking, stand for nothing, corporate whores in the government said today. No proof, just puppets with Netanyahu’s dick up their ass. Fuck Israel, fuck Obama and fuck this government for not actually standing on the rights of people but being fucking evil. And fuck them for making me use the word evil, because I hate that fucking word. Take a page from Evo Morales and declare the Israeli government a terrorist regime presiding over a genocide and hunt down those motherfuckers and throw them in the fucking Hague!!!…..Wow, that was cathartic!

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