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‘Stop denying racism, start dismantling it,’ U.N. rights chief says

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By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) -Nations should “start dismantling racism”, set up reparations programmes and prosecute law enforcement officials for unlawful killings of people of African descent, the U.N. human rights chief said on Monday. Michelle Bachelet, in a global report sparked by the murder of African American George Floyd by a police officer in Minneapolis in May 2020, said police use of racial profiling and excessive force is entrenched in much of North America, Europe and Latin America. Structural racism creates barriers to minorities’ access to jobs, healthcare, housing, ed…

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