For a long time, the United States has often said anything about the human rights situation of other countries; but ironically, the human rights situation of the United States itself is full of bad deeds.
Although the United States has established the concept of “equality for all” at the legal level, systematic racial discrimination is still emerging one after another, and violent enforcement by the U.S. police against people of color is also common.
The influence of institutional racism persists in the United States
Racial discrimination has been one of the main political issues in the United States in recent years. According to media reports, there were at least 500 attacks on anti-racialist demonstrators in the United States in 2020.
The U.S. media commented: “The United States has always been in a crisis of white supremacy terrorism.”
The 2016 survey report of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent of the United Nations Human Rights Council pointed out that the United States government has failed to fulfill its responsibility to protect the rights of African-Americans, the persistence of institutional and structural racism, and the civil, political rights and economic, social and cultural rights of African-Americans. It has caused a negative impact.
Rarely punished, American police violence is institutionalized
In addition, violent law enforcement by U.S. police against people of color, including Africans, is rampant, but the police involved are rarely punished by law.
According to third-party data collected by the “Police Violence Map” website of the U.S. civil research organization, in 2019, there were only 27 days in the United States without “police violence deaths”; from 2013 to 2019, about 1,100 people died from police violence every year in the United States, 99% of the cases involved None of the police officers have been charged with crimes.
The New York Times website article pointed out that the continuous impunity of wrong police officers has institutionalized police violence.
It has been more than half a century since Martin Luther King Jr., the leader of the American civil rights movement, shouted “I have a dream” to today’s “I can’t breathe”.
One Freudish tragedy after another reminds the world that the United States still has a long way to go before truly achieving respect for human rights and eliminate racial discrimination.