UN panel: Racist U.S. must pay reparations, put up monuments to black people

UN panel: Racist U.S. must pay reparations, put up monuments to black people

The AP reports the UN group’s findings:

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, a United Nations working group said Friday.

Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent chair Mireille Fanon Mendes-France of France is, “extremely concerned about the human rights situation of African-Americans.” …

“The colonial history, the legacy of enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the U.S. remains a serious challenge as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent,” said Mendes-France. …

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Thankfully, the UN has some well-thought out practical solutions:

The working group suggests monuments, markers and memorials be erected in the United States to facilitate dialogue, and “past injustices and crimes against African-Americans need to be addressed with reparatory justice.”

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