UN's Damning Condemnation of UK Race Report

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UN experts say UK's ‘reprehensible’ race report ‘normalises white supremacy.

A group of United Nations experts has said the “reprehensible” government-backed race report attempts to “normalise white supremacy” and could “fuel racism” in the UK. The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent “strongly rejected” the “stunning” report, arguing it “repackages racist tropes and stereotypes into fact, twists data and misapplies statistics”. They said the report’s central claim that institutional racism does not exist in the UK “ignores the pervasive role that the social construction of race was designed to play in society, particularly in normalising atrocity, in which the British state and institutions played a significant role”. They urged Boris Johnson to “categorically reject” its findings.

 

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UN experts say UK's ‘reprehensible’ race report ‘normalises white supremacy.

A group of United Nations experts has said the “reprehensible” government-backed race report attempts to “normalise white supremacy” and could “fuel racism” in the UK. The UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent “strongly rejected” the “stunning” report, arguing it “repackages racist tropes and stereotypes into fact, twists data and misapplies statistics”. They said the report’s central claim that institutional racism does not exist in the UK “ignores the pervasive role that the social construction of race was designed to play in society, particularly in normalising atrocity, in which the British state and institutions played a significant role”. They urged Boris Johnson to “categorically reject” its findings.


It's very frightening what is happening here, it's just a succession of decisions that seem more 1931 than 2021.

From this to all the politics over the clotting with the drugs, the stopping of protesting, etc etc. The list goes on and on.

Sadly this is little Britain, there is no denying that poverty helps fuel racism but it is a part of a picture. To deny it and wash over it is just unbelievable.
 

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It's very frightening what is happening here, it's just a succession of decisions that seem more 1931 than 2021.

From this to all the politics over the clotting with the drugs, the stopping of protesting, etc etc. The list goes on and on.

Sadly this is little Britain, there is no denying that poverty helps fuel racism but it is a part of a picture. To deny it and wash over it is just unbelievable.
Sadly with this current UK government we are living in post-truth times when it's more important to shape public opinion by appealing to people's emotions and prejudices than by facts. The government had commissioned 4 previous reports into UK racism but failed to implement any of it's recommendations so they commissioned a new report with the sole purpose to reach the conclusions that they want which is to downplay UK racism so they can justify their inaction. The United Nations have now concluded what many people already thought which is that the race report was selective in what evidence they accepted to justify its findings.

The sad truth is that Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party don't care about black people and that's a scary thought for many people.
 

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Sadly with this current UK government we are living in post-truth times when it's more important to shape public opinion by appealing to people's emotions and prejudices than by facts. The government had commissioned 4 previous reports into UK racism but failed to implement any of it's recommendations so they commissioned a new report with the sole purpose to reach the conclusions that they want which is to downplay UK racism so they can justify their inaction. The United Nations have now concluded what many people already thought which is that the race report was selective in what evidence they accepted to justify its findings.

The sad truth is that Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party don't care about black people and that's a scary thought for many people.

They care about creating divisions as those divisions appeal to their voters. That is a sad tragic fact. It's all so depressing.
 

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It's disappointing that the report got so much widespread publicity but the analysis of of it's flaws has almost been ignored by the mainstream media.
 
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