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Human Rights in the U.S. 2021 Report Archives

Chapter 1: Racial inequality & white supremacy in the U.S.

Black America & white supremacy: race as a factor in human rights abuses

By Camille Landry, National Co-Coordinator

It’s not a new concept; it’s a very old reality. White supremacy and racism are as foundational to this nation as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. In fact, they pre-date nationhood.

This third decade of the 21st century has seen numerous incidents of white terrorism and a steadfast refusal by political and social leaders to try to eradicate systemic racism in this country. The United States remains separate, unequal and actively engaged in violations of human rights. (Read more)

Chapter 2: Mass incarceration & a humanitarian crisis in U.S. prisons & detentions centers

Black, Brown, busted & broke: an analysis of the social & economic impacts of incarceration on BIPOC communities in the U.S.

By Camille Landry, National Co-Coordinator

Mass incarceration in the United States is a crime against humanity. It disproportionately ruins the lives of Black, Brown and Indigenous people. It wastes human potential. It destabilizes neighborhoods and destroys communities. We all pay dearly for it, in human as well as economic terms. Both at its roots and in its practices and policies, mass incarceration as practiced by the United States is an egregious abuse of human rights. (Read more)

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” ~ Ida B. Wells

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