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U.N. Report Chastises U.S. for Status of Native Population:
Where is the U.N. Report Chastising the U.S for its Status of African Americans, starting from the wronging of John Punch 1640 to the convict leasing laws of 1865, onward to the Jim Crow Laws of 1876, inciting the riotous destruction of Black Wall Street and other towns and cities in the red hot summer of 1919, leading to the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as well the Redlining and Zoning Laws of the late 1970's and let us not forget the present Privatization of Prisons and other subject matters brought to light by Michelle Alexander’s Book "The New Jim Crow".
Slavery has not ended, inquire of the 13th amendment of the U.S. constitution or better yet examine U.S. drug laws and sentencing. Surely the U.N. can see as I see and recognize there is reason to chastise the U.S. on behalf of all descendants of enslaved Africans in America. Surely our timelines cross, as our bloodlines mix. Did the U.N. not see us?
How could the U.N. Chastises on behalf of one and not the other. Seems like a respect of persons or better stated a disrespect of persons. Do not get me wrong I possess the lineage of the indigenous of America (proven) as well as the heritage of enslaved Africans in America, thus I am grateful for the United Nations chastisement of the U.S. on behalf of my Native American Families, for this gesture is long overdue.
However, it baffles me that the U.N. did not examine the timeline and validate the wrong besieged upon Africans in America and all their offspring, be-they Native & Black, White & Black or African & African-American. It seems no-one other than African Americans (Black-Folks) are sending out the battle cry of restitution for services rendered, for centuries of free labor.
Black People have been the bottom man on the totem-pole, the foundation, the strong back, nibble fingers, and enduring labor, of American capitalism. The U.N. report submitted by James Anaya, United Nations Official to the U.S. Government Washington D.C. September 20 2012
Excerpt 1: "The Special Rapporteur concludes that indigenous peoples in the United States – including American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian peoples – constitute vibrant communities that have contributed greatly to the life of the country; yet they face significant challenges that are related to widespread historical wrongs, including broken treaties and acts of oppression, and misguided government policies, that today manifest themselves in various indicators of disadvantage and impediments to the exercise of their individual and collective rights.”
Now doesn’t this read like a slogan for “POST TRAUMATIC COLONIZATION, LAND-GRABBING and TRAIL OF TEARS SYNDROME”?
Not to take away from my Indigenous Family yet on behalf of my African-American roots, the question is how do they dismiss the plight of Black African-Americans? [Black African-Americans too] "constitute vibrant communities that have contributed greatly to the life of the country; yet they face significant challenges that are related to widespread historical wrongs, including broken treaties and acts of oppression, and misguided government policies, that today manifest themselves in various indicators of disadvantage and impediments to the exercise of their individual and collective rights." How do they not apply these very words to the disenfranchised African American (Black) People?
Perhaps no within the U.N. acquainted themselves with the works of Dr. Joy DeGruy-Leary “Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome”. We as Africans in America are again overlooked. No chastisement on behalf of the formally enslaved African-American Population, thus no reparations, no 40 acres and a mule, no newly revamped government policies or money earmarked for our disadvantages or ongoing impediments limiting the exercise of our individual and collective rights. The same 400 year study by the United Nations, which brought about the chastisement upon the United States, should also reflect our 400 years.
We the descendants of Africans brought to the America’s for chatteled enslavement go without mention, as our U.S. President Barack Obama has now earmarked funds and enacted policies that will improve the status of my Native American Families, leaving my African-American Families a contending under-class, as we the working classed and many of the imprisoned continue shoring-up capitalistic America;
I'm just asking?
Kim R. Daniel