Wednesday, September 28, 2016

U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel

  

Slave shackles on display at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent report by a U.N.-affiliated group based in Geneva.
This conclusion was part of a study by the United Nations' Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, a body that reports to the international organization's High Commissioner on Human Rights. The group of experts, which includes leading human rights lawyers from around the world, presented its findings to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday, pointing to the continuing link between present injustices and the dark chapters of American history.
"In particular, the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States remains a serious challenge, as there has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent," the report stated. "Contemporary police killings and the trauma that they create are reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynching."
Citing the past year's spate of police officers killing unarmed African American men, the panel warned against "impunity for state violence," which has created, in its words, a "human rights crisis" that "must be addressed as a matter of urgency."
The panel drew its recommendations, which are nonbinding and unlikely to influence Washington, after a fact-finding mission in the United States in January. At the time, it hailed the strides taken to make the American criminal justice system more equitable but pointed to the corrosive legacy of the past.
"Despite substantial changes since the end of the enforcement of Jim Crow and the fight for civil rights, ideology ensuring the domination of one group over another, continues to negatively impact the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of African Americans today," it said in a statement. "The dangerous ideology of white supremacy inhibits social cohesion amongst the US population.”
There is a video here: United Nations panel says U.S. owes reparations for slavery, mass incarceration  http://wapo.st/2d4ISKc
Mireille Fanon-Mendes-France, chairwoman of a United Nations working group for people of African descent, reads findings about institutionalized racism after an official visit to the U.S. (Youtube/UN Human Rights)
In its report, it specifically dwells on the extrajudicial murders that were a product of an era of white supremacy:
Lynching was a form of racial terrorism that has contributed to a legacy of racial inequality that the United States must address. Thousands of people of African descent were killed in violent public acts of racial control and domination and the perpetrators were never held accountable.
The reparations could come in a variety of forms, according to the panel, including "a formal apology, health initiatives, educational opportunities ... psychological rehabilitation, technology transfer and financial support, and debt cancellation."
To be sure, such initiatives are nowhere in the cards, even after the question of reparations arose again two years ago when surfaced by the groundbreaking work of American journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates.
Separately, a coalition of Caribbean nations is calling for reparations from their former European imperial powers for the impact of slavery, colonial genocide and the toxic racial laws that shaped life for the past two centuries in these countries. Their efforts are fitful, and so far not so fruitful.
When asked by reporters to comment on the tone of the American presidential election campaign on Monday, the working group's chairman, Ricardo A. Sunga of the Philippines, expressed concernabout "hate speech ... xenophobia [and] Afrophobia" that he felt was prevalent in the campaign, although he didn't specifically call out Republican candidate Donald Trump.
"We are very troubled that these are on the rise," said Sunga.

34 comments:

southside tony said...

I for one am all for it,but along with the check hand them a ticket for one way passage back to Africa.That would Make America Great again !!

Anonymous said...

Organizations like this just want to keep racial division alive as long as possible, to justify their own existence.

Anonymous said...

GFYS-UN

Anonymous said...

Afrophobia? That's a new one. Why shouldn't I fear those who want to kill/rape/rob/beat/eat me?

Bongo, bongo - back to the Congo!

Michael Hoke said...

20 of my ancestors fought with the Union army at Gettysburg and several perished there. I believe I should receive reparations also.

Out of the car Motherfucker!! said...

FUCK the UN!!!

Niggers have drained enough money from society!!

Anonymous said...

Dear U.N. ,
Get the hell off of U.S. soil while you can.
It is my hope President Trump will kick your worthless carcasses
into the Atlantic Ocean on day 2 of his administration.
We give you billions and all you 3rd world garbage can do is bitch.
Leave and take your communist agendas with you.
You are about as useful as a turd in a wedding punchbowl and
half as wanted.
Signed,
The People of the U.S.A.

Anonymous said...

knowing nigger mentality they would be broke within two years or dead from overdose or killed by other jealous""gibs me dat""niggers who already blew there money and oh BTW did we miss something in history 101 of the USA where Alexander Hamilton was a hip hop nigger????please correct us if we missed something....

Anonymous said...

No reparations without repatriation!

Anonymous said...

So does the UN then owe reparations to the millions of sex trade slaves that their "peacekeepers" buy and sell on a daily basis, currently, all over the world?
Does the UN then owe NY billions in reparations for the crime committed by their representatives who go unpunished due to diplomatic immunity?

Anonymous said...

I say give each one of them a $20 gift card to Harold's Chicken Shack and a case of grape pop.

Anonymous said...

Fuck um, fuck um all!

Anonymous said...

I have cancer, and if I'm alive when they force us to pay these niggers money, I'm going out in a blaze of glory.

Retired Guy said...

"Anonymous Anonymous said...
No reparations without repatriation!

September 28, 2016 at 6:56 AM"


Absolutely BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I really wish I had thought of that!

Anonymous said...

After you offset all the welfare, ADC, Section 8, foodstamps, LINK cards and other free stuff the niggers owe YT a whole lot more money.

Anonymous said...

I'm hurt too. I drove through the south once. Got food at Bojangles. Where are my preparations!

Anonymous said...

Im sure all Yt's would be glad to give each and every negro, and negro mulatto a fat check as long as it comes with a 1 way ticket with NO possible return. Im pretty sure ALL other colors would chip in also to get this going.

Anonymous said...

40 acres and a mule ...US PAID IN FULL.
now go chase the African and Muslim slave traders, libturdsupporting.

Anonymous said...

Liberia wonderland awaits return of African chilrens.

Anonymous said...

Reparations only for slaves that were alive when Lincoln set them free. OOPS, they're all dead.
Todays freeloaders are not slaves and never have been.
They'll get nothing and like it.

Anonymous said...

Will they shut the fuck up if paid? Doubt it.

Anonymous said...

Motherfuck the UN! U.S. taxpayers have been paying reparations ever since the start of Johnson's Great Society fantasy. Look how far that's gotten us.

southside tony said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
No reparations without repatriation!

September 28, 2016 at 6:56 AM


Best post of the day!!!

Anonymous said...

9;08 LIBERIA,,,they fucked that up years ago,,,

Anonymous said...

PB

Anonymous said...

I wantz mo respiration, bitz

Anonymous said...

Fuckin A right!! No reparations without repatriation.

Anonymous said...

"Start the ball rolling Hector"
Warren Oats

Anonymous said...

Just how did the Niggers of 2016 suffer because of slavery and haven't they been getting welfare for decades ?

If they want more I'd be glad to both shit in a box and send it to them as well as shove a toilet plunger up their monkey loving ass holes !

Anonymous said...

Give them a one way ticket to Syria and a boot in the ass.

Anonymous said...

I have had valuable shit stolen from me by niggers. Where are my reparations?

Anonymous said...

Buckwheat said. True datt.

Anonymous said...

They already got their reparations via EBT, Welfare checks, Section 8 housing, Head start Programs, WIC checks, TANF......

Anonymous said...

Like what SW supports????....