UN ‘Extremely Concerned’ About Blacks in U.S.

In an effort to address racism in America, the United Nations has released a statement detailing several concerns about the country’s treatment of African Americans.

The statement comes from the United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent. It listed several concerns that highlighted racial disparities such as police brutality, mass incarceration and the school-to-prison pipeline.

Experts maintain that such disparities lived in “almost all the human-development indicators such as life expectancy, income and wealth, level of education and even food security,” and were unique to Black citizens. They said the findings “reflect the level of structural discrimination that creates de facto barriers for people of African descent to fully exercise their human rights.”

Click here to read the U.N.’s full statement.