ACLU To Testify on US Systemic Racism

Here is another interesting development on the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:

The ACLU will be in Geneva this week to testify before the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on the contents of a flawed U.S. government report that underreported the state of racial discrimination in the United States. In December 2007, the ACLU released a responsive independent shadow report highlighting the pervasive institutional, systemic and structural racism in America. The U.N. committee reviewed the ACLU and other NGOs’ reports before determining what questions it will ask the U.S. government at this week’s hearings. Here


It appears that the ACLU and the UN officials can see and talk about the deep and systemic racism in the US, while our own government is fearful of doing so.

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