NEW YORK - The U.S. government failed to adequately address problems of widespread racial and ethnic discrimination in America at hearings before the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in Geneva that ended today, despite testimony from the American Civil Liberties Union and dozens of human rights groups highlighting the existence of pervasive racism in this country. While the government delegation pointed to existing laws designed to protect civil rights, the committee noted that the U.S. often adopts narrow legal interpretations that prevent their enforcement.
RLCC: The ACLU isn't right on everything, for sure. It is right though that the U.S. government (Bush administration) has been decidedly racist, as Hurricane Katrina, for one, has so clearly demonstrated.
Originally from on February 24, 2008, 5:31am