Through The Static

March 12, 2008

U.N. Panel Finds Two-Tier Society

Filed under: Government,Race — disciplepete @ 6:54 am

From IPS:

UNITED NATIONS, Mar 11 (IPS) – The United States government is drawing fire from international legal experts for its treatment of American Indians, Blacks, Latinos and other racial minorities.The U.S. is failing to meet international standards on racial equality, according to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) based in Geneva, Switzerland.

Last Friday, after considering the U.S. government’s written and oral testimony, the 18-member committee said it has found “stark racial disparities” in the U.S. institutions, including its criminal justice system…

In concluding the CERD report on U.S. record, the panel of experts called for the George W. Bush administration to take effective actions to end racist practices against minorities in the areas of criminal justice, housing, healthcare and education.  (article)

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