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USHRN Submits Report to Special Rapporteur on Racism and COVID-19

Jun 11, 2020

The US Human Rights Network submitted a report to the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of racism's call: Combatting glorification of Nazism, neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fueling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance. Our report focused on racism in relation to COVID-19 in the United States. Read our full report here.

Report introduction:

US Human Rights Network compiled this report during weeks of ongoing uprising and unrest in the US as mass protests have spread across the country in response to the police killing of unarmed Black citizen George Floyd. These protests come during a time of historic unemployment rates, disproportionate COVID-19 death rates faced by Black people and other people of color, increasing policing of Black and brown communities, and unending racist rhetoric and policy coming out of the highest level of government since Donald Trump took office in 2017. It is with this backdrop that we offer this submission to the Special Rapporteur’s important call; our report focuses on the US context with 3 parts: 1) anti-Semitism, 2) anti-Asian racism, and 3) anti-Black racism including the effects of the coronavirus on Indigenous Peoples and Pacific Islanders.

Read the full report here.