The United Nations: Corona and the demonstrations highlight "chronic racial discrimination" in the United States

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michel Bachelet, said on Tuesday that the impact of the new Corona virus, which appeared to be greater on ethnic minorities in the United States, and the demonstrations that took place after the killing of George Floyd, reveal "discrimination" Chronic "should be treated.

"This virus exposes chronic discrimination that has been neglected for a long time," Bachelet said in a statement. Chronic racist. "

Hundreds of thousands of Americans have been organizing demonstrations protesting police brutality, racism and social inequality exacerbated by the Covid-19 crisis, a week ago after the death of black American George Floyd suffocated after a white policeman installed and pressed his knee to his neck for more than eight minutes.

Facing this, President Donald Trump has vowed to restore order and threatened to deploy the army to end the violence that accompanied the protests.

Michel Bachelet said that discrimination problems besides the inequality facing Covid-19 "are found in varying degrees in many other countries. ... Statistics indicate the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the population of African descent, as well as on ethnic minorities in some Countries, including Brazil, France, the United Kingdom, and the United States. "

The former Chilean president said that the mortality rate for people with Covid-19 in the United States is two times higher among black Americans compared to other groups.


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