United Nations: We Need to Know if Zimmerman is Guilty of a Hate Crime

United Nations: We Need to Know if Zimmerman is Guilty of a Hate Crime

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What should have remained a local Sanford, Florida story has now reached international status, trumping anything having to do with the U.S. launching a war with Syria. What the UN really wants is for the U.S. to wrap up its civil rights investigation into the Zimmerman/Martin case. They want to make sure our laws are in compliance with “international norms” regarding race-related crimes. Because everyone knows that Zimmerman, a self-proclaimed white Nazi, murdered a poor black child in cold blood simply because he was black.

The United Nations reported:

“‘We call upon the US Government to examine its laws that could have discriminatory impact on African Americans, and to ensure that such laws are in full compliance with the country’s international legal obligations and relevant standards,’ said human rights expert Verene Shepherd, who currently heads the UN Working Group of Experts of People of African Descent… ‘The Trayvon Martin case has highlighted the importance of the need to review those existing laws and policies that can have a discriminatory effect on the basis of race, as African Americans become more vulnerable to such discrimination.’”

A UN special reporter on racism Mutuma Ruteere reiterated the importance of the U.S. finishing its investigation of Zimmerman:

“States are required to take effective measures to review governmental, national and local policies, and to amend, rescind or nullify any laws and regulations which have the effect of creating or perpetuating racial discrimination wherever it exists.”

The UN also quoted a statistic about supposed hate crimes, saying that “According to the 2011 US Department of Justice Hate Crime Statistics, 71.9 per cent of the total number of victims of hate crimes reported to the nation’s law enforcement agencies were victims of an offender’s anti-black bias.”

I think the key word there is “reported.” The ones that are predominantly reported are white-on-black crimes. What we’ve seen recently is that the authorities don’t really view black-on-white crimes as “racially motivated,” so they don’t get reported.

And never mind this other inconvenient statistic:  84% of white victims are killed by whites, and 93% of black victims are killed by blacks. I guess the United Nations doesn’t care about all the gang-related violence in places like Detroit and Chicago that claims thousands of blacks’ lives. They only care about reminding whites of their inherent “privilege” and about how we all enslaved black people earlier in our country’s history.

Author: Philip Hodges

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