GENEVA — United Nations human rights specialists on Monday issued a devastating critique of a report on race revealed final month by the British authorities, accusing its authors of repackaging racist tropes, distorting historical past and normalizing white supremacy.
“In 2021, it’s beautiful to learn a report on race and ethnicity that repackages racist tropes and stereotypes into reality, twisting information and misapplying statistics and research into conclusory findings and advert hominem assaults on individuals of African descent,” the U.N. Working Group of Specialists on Folks of African Descent stated in a press release that was endorsed by one other U.N. knowledgeable monitoring up to date types of racism.
The British report, which was commissioned by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in response to the outpouring of protest that adopted the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, concluded that Britain didn’t undergo from institutional racism and as a substitute supplied “a mannequin for different white-majority nations.”
Racism nonetheless existed however discrimination in Britain, it argued, was extra a results of socio-economic inequities than pores and skin shade.