U.N. Panel Reports That Reparations For Blacks Is Justified Due To Racial Terrorism And Inequality
An United Nations panel recently released a report that found what we’d call “No Isht Sherlock News” — basically that reparations for blacks in America would be completely justified given the long history of racial injustice, inequality and terrorism against African Americans in this country.
On Monday the U.N. affiliated panel released it’s report which was part of the conclusion of a study by United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent. When the panel, comprised from an international group of human rights lawyers and experts, presented their findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council this week they were able to make a clear link between present day racial problems and a history of slavery and inequality.
Here’s some of what was reported, via The Washington Post:
“In particular, the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious challenge, as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent,” the report stated. “Contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching.”
Citing the past year’s spate of police officers killing unarmed African American men, the panel warned against “impunity for state violence,” which has created, in its words, a “human rights crisis” that “must be addressed as a matter of urgency.”
The panel drew its recommendations, which are nonbinding and unlikely to influence Washington, after a fact-finding mission in the United States in January. At the time, it hailed the strides taken to make the American criminal justice system more equitable but pointed to the corrosive legacy of the past.
“Despite substantial changes since the end of the enforcement of Jim Crow and the fight for civil rights, ideology ensuring the domination of one group over another, continues to negatively impact the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of African Americans today,” it said in a statement. “The dangerous ideology of white supremacy inhibits social cohesion amongst the US population.”
Despite these findings it’s unlikely that the U.S. will ever offer blacks reparations. It will be interesting to see if any government officials or EITHER of the presidential candidates even brings up these findings in the next few weeks.
As unsettling as it is to see America acknowledged for exactly what it is, isn’t it something to see it exposed for the whole world to see? A country built on human rights violations. A country where human rights violations still happen DAILY. This report should be required reading for every citizen — maybe then some of these ignoramuses who like to claim that blacks are at fault for some of our dire straits or who feel the police are justified taking innocent lives and even those who insist racism never was a problem before President Barack Obama took office will see the truth for what it is.
You can see a video below from earlier this year where one U.N. expert speaks openly about the history of racial terrorism against African-Americans.