Remember that UN working group who suggested that today’s police shootings are reminiscent of lynchings? Well, they also recommend that the U. S. pay reparations to black people for slavery.
“Past injustices and crimes against African Americans need to be addressed with reparatory justice,” the report said. The recommendation came after 14 years of study and interviews with US officials by the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body of experts and human rights lawyers that reports to the international organization’s High Commissioner on Human Rights.
. . . . In fact, the report simply connects past and present injustices toward African-Americans, to bring the issue to the forefront, says Michael Kelly, a professor of law at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.
“International law generally stays out of the business of telling governments what to do with their own people,” says Professor Kelly. “It’s an effort to bring political pressure and re-ignite some level of guilt.”
To that end, the report refers to race-related gaps as issues of human rights. “The persistent gap in almost all the human development indicators, such as life expectancy, income and wealth, level of education, housing, employment and labor, and even food security, among African-Americans and the rest of the U.S. population, reflects the level of structural discrimination that creates de facto barriers for people of African descent to fully exercise their human rights,” the report stated.
Meanwhile, the UN is busily looking into the “errant tweet” posted on Twitter suggesting that Americans abroad can “stop Trump.”
An errant tweet has been deleted from this account. The cause is being investigated. Our official site for UN news: https://t.co/7F5x0BC4s5
— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) September 30, 2016
Luckily, a helpful Twitter patron found the deleted tweet:
— Matt Hocker (@mhocker) September 30, 2016
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