Experts from the United Nations have warned that African Americans in the US were facing a “human rights crisis” and they should receive reparations for slavery.
The US had not yet confronted its legacy of “racial terrorism,” which has largely been fueled by impunity for police officers who have killed a number of black men across the country in recent months, according to the UN working group on people of African descent.
Those police killings “and the trauma they create are reminiscent of the past racial terror of lynchings,” said the report, which was presented to the UN Human Rights Council on Monday.
The UN experts also expressed concern about the “legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality.”
“There has been no real commitment to reparations and to truth and reconciliation for people of African descent,” the report said.
Several models of reparations could work in the US…