Results for - The United Nation's "scathing" report: Structural racism endures in the U.S, and the government has failed to protect African American's rights
1,799 voters participated in this survey
"The U.S gov't is 'not acting with due diligence to protect the rights of African Americans'... It [United Nations report] called for more thorough civil rights laws, and encouraged government to create a national plan to comprehensively address racism... 'There is a profound need to acknowledge that the transatlantic trade in Africans, enslavement, colonization and colonialism were a crime against humanity and are among the major sources of racism, racial discrimination, Afrophobia, and related intolerance' the UN group stressed. 'Past injustices against African Americans need to be addressed with reparatory justice...'
This new systemic racism manifests itself in numerous forms, through police brutality, mass incarceration, extreme poverty and drastically inequitable access to resources and social services... 'Impunity for State violence has resulted in the current human rights crisis and must be addressed as a matter of urgency,' the report said. It described lynching as a 'form of racial terrorism that has contributed to a legacy of racial inequality that the United States must address."
1. Do you believe the USA still has a problem with deep rooted, systemic/structural racism?
2. If you do notice this perpetual problem do you call it out, or stay quiet?
I call out systemic/structural racism in the United States
I keep quiet when I witness/experience systemic/structural racism in the United States
3. Do you believe that Afrophobia (a range of negative attitudes and feelings towards black people or people of African Descent around the world. Definitions refer to irrational fear, with the implication of antipathy, contempt and aversion) is a thing, or not?
4. Do you agree with Ben and Jerry's that "All lives don't matter until black lives matter?" (in the eyes of the legal system, police, public opinion)
5. Do you think that #AllLivesMatter is cultural erasure regarding the attitudes/behavior that black people have experienced in the history of the USA? Cultural erasure: a practice in which a dominant culture, for example a colonizing nation, attempts to negate, suppress, remove and, in effect, erase the culture of a subordinate culture. The idea of "civilizing" nonwhite people can be seen as cultural erasure.
6. Which do you think better addresses/'treats" racism? Number 1: ignore it/don't talk about it. Stop labeling people as "black," "asian," "white," "hawaiian/pacific islander," "latino/latinia/spanish," "indigneous (Native American)," etc. OR Number 2: speak out about racial injustices (police brutality and the tendency for it to be used more on people of color versus white people; racism within social institutions/structures, media stereotypes, mass incarceration, segregated schools/neighborhoods, etc) and open up the possibility of discussion of unpacking racism?