U.S. Gets ‘Early Warning’ from UN Committee to Confront ‘Racist Manifestations’

A United Nations panel in the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights has called on the United States to abide by the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and take concrete measures “to address the root causes of the proliferation of such racist manifestations.”

“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,” said UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) Chairwoman Anastasia Crickley on Wednesday.