The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination attacked Washington for failing to “unequivocally reject racist violent events.” The committee stated that it was “alarmed by the racist demonstrations” in Charlottesville and throughout America.
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After US President Donald Trump attacked the media for criticizing his statements condemning the violence in Charlottesville, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination slammed the American leader, calling on his administration to “unequivocally and unconditionally reject and condemn racist hate speech and crimes” in America.
The committee, which is made up of 10 independent experts from around the world, stated that it was “alarmed” by the Charlottesville incident. The title of the news release stated that the committee was condemning Washington’s “failure at the highest political level to unequivocally reject racist violent events.” However, the committee did not mention Trump by name.
“We are alarmed by the racist demonstrations, with overtly racist slogans, chants and salutes by white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and the Ku Klux Klan, promoting white supremacy and inciting racial discrimination and hatred”, stated CERD Chairperson Anastasia Crickley.
Crickley added that she and the rest of the committee are calling “on the US Government to investigate thoroughly the phenomenon of racial discrimination targeting, in particular, people of African descent, ethnic or ethno-religious minorities, and migrants.”