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Government-commissioned race report on attempt to ‘normalize white supremacy’, say UN human rights experts | Political news

United Nations human rights experts have alleged that a government-commissioned race report attempted to “normalize white supremacy.”

The United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent has said it “categorically rejects and condemns” the findings of the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities.

The report, which was published last month, said racism remained a “real force” but that Britain was no longer a country where “the system is deliberately rigged against ethnic minorities”.

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Commission President Dr Tony Sewell said he had found no evidence of “institutional racism”.

And his report criticized the way the term has been used, saying it shouldn’t be applied as a “catch-all” phrase for any microaggression.

But UN human rights experts contributed to the report, saying in a statement issued by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights: “In 2021, it is astounding to read a report on race and ethnicity which actually repackages racist tropes and stereotypes., distort data and misapply statistics and studies to conclusive findings and ad hominem attacks against people of African descent. “

They urged the government to reject the findings, adding, “The report cites questionable evidence to make claims that rationalize white supremacy using the familiar arguments that have always justified the racial hierarchy.

“This attempt to normalize white supremacy despite considerable research and evidence of institutional racism is an unfortunate circumvention of the opportunity to recognize the atrocities of the past and the contributions of all in …

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