– We encourage the US government to elaborate a National Action Plan for Racial Justice to fully implement the International Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) and comprehensively address racism affecting African Americans. – See more at: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=17000&LangID=E#sthash.9lHo51Ua.dpuf
It’s a relief to know the world is paying attention to black strife in America. It’s extremely sad that after so many years in this country, so many tears and blood shed to build it, that blacks are still marginalized in America. The United Nations took the time to pen a lengthy letter with observations and facts happening to blacks in the United States.
The statement comes from the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent. It listed several concerns that highlighted racial disparities such as police brutality, mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline.
Read more here: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=17000&LangID=E