“Racism and the exclusion, persecution and marginalization that come with it, affect the enabling environment for the exercise of association and assembly rights.”
Over last month, the United Nations took turns to lambast the U.S for condoning and promotion of racism in the nation. The U.N did that through its Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai of Kenya. The expert expressed his opinion in a lengthy 6,500-word report.
He started with the fact that “African-Americans are subjected to systematic police harassment— and sometimes much worse — often for doing nothing more than walking down the street or gathering in a group.”
Kiai, who is a Harvard Law school graduate, spent 17-days travelling around the U.S in order to analyse the civil rights level of the Country. Later he claimed to have witnessed the extreme “racial, social and economic inequality,” which Black Americans face on the daily basis.
The human rights activist further bemoaned “…It is impossible to discuss these [civil rights] without issues of racism pervading the discussions,” he noted. “Racism and the exclusion, persecution, and marginalization that come with it, affect the enabling environment for the exercise of association and assembly rights.”
The Special U.N. Rapporteur also took a chance to communicate with BLM organizers. Their dialogues resulted in a heart-warming conclusion: “It is clear that “Black Lives Matter” does not mean that other lives do not matter. The Black Lives Matter movement is simply a reaffirmation that black lives do in fact matter, in the face of a structure that systematically devalues and destroys them, stretching back hundreds of years.”
The U.N. report perfectly reflects many of the racial issues America is dealing with nowadays, it also proves that there were due reasons for all recent protests. Maybe the fact that the shameful truth will soon be known to the whole world will force the government to take notice of the enormous and noble work done by Mr. Kiai and act in order to eliminate the causes of what is happening.
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