The United Nations wants Americans to pay reparations for slavery.
A United Nations group said on Friday said that the United States should consider reparations to African-American descendants of slavery, establish a national human rights commission and publicly acknowledge that the trans-Atlantic slave trade was a crime against humanity.
The fact finding missions held by the UN group secretly among the Black communities resulted in the announcement.
Mendes-France- chair of the working group said “Contemporary police killings and the trauma it creates are reminiscent of the racial terror lynching in the past.” “Impunity for state violence has resulted in the current human rights crisis and must be addressed as a matter of urgency,” she told reporters.
Some of the working groups also testified that it’s very easy in America to imprison African-America.
As at 2014, 37 percent of the state and federal prison populations were black males. This made the working group suggest that the U.S. implement several reforms, including reducing the use of mandatory minimum laws, ending racial profiling, ending excessive bail and banning solitary confinement.
They suggest monuments, markers and memorials be built in remembrance of the people who suffered racial injustice, crimes they did not commit and the need to be addressed with reparatory justice.” In a “nut shell” suggestions concerning the healthy living of African-Americans were tabled by the Working Group.
This organization was established in 2002, by the commission of human rights.
The current panel will give its final findings to the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva in September.