China Denounces America’s Treatment of African Americans, Minorities

China Denounces America’s Treatment of African Americans, Minorities

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In a scathing report issued by China’s Information Office of the State Council, China condemned America’s treatment of its Afro-descendants and other minorities and cited America’s numerous human rights violations against its minorities.

“The State Department of the United States released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2010 on April 8, 2011. As in previous years, the reports are full of distortions and accusations of the human rights situation in more than 190 countries and regions including China. However, the United States turned a blind eye to its own terrible human rights situation and seldom mentioned it. ‘The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2010’ is prepared to urge the United States to face up to its own human rights issues, “ states the report.

The report cites that Afro-descendants make up 50 percent of the homeless in Los Angeles, California, and have a 32 percent unemployment rate nationwide.

According to a report of the Working Group of Experts on people of African descent to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in August 2010, unemployment was a very serious issue for the Afro-descendant community in the United States, with levels of unemployment being, proportionately, four times higher among this population than in the white community.

Reference was made to a case where the New York City Fire Department was found to have discriminated against people of African descent who had applied for employment as firemen. Of the 11,000 firemen employed by the New York City Fire Department, only about 300 were of African descent, despite their being about 27 percent of the population of New York (UN document A/HRC/15/18).

Nearly one-sixth of Black residents in the city were unemployed in the third quarter of 2010. About 140,000 of the city’s 384,000 unemployed residents, or 36 percent, were Black (The New York Times, Oct. 28, 2010).

Poverty proportion for minorities is also high in the United States. The U.S. Census Bureau announced in September 2010 that the poverty proportion of the Black population was 25.8 percent in 2009, and those of Hispanic origin and Asian were 25.3 percent and 12.5 percent respectively, much higher than that of the non-Hispanic white at 9.4 percent.

The median household income for the Black, Hispanic origin and non-Hispanic white were $32,584, $38,039 and $54,461 respectively (The USA Today, September 17, 2010).

A survey released by the America Association of Retired Persons on Feb. 23, 2010, found that over the previous 12 months, a third (33 percent) of African-Americans age 45-plus had problems paying rent or mortgage, 44 percent had problems paying for essential items, such as food and utilities, almost one in four (23 percent) lost their employer-sponsored health insurance, more than three in 10 (31 percent) had cut back on their medications, and a quarter (26 percent) prematurely withdrew funds from their retirement nest eggs to pay for living expenses.

Even in the tough employment environment, 12 percent of African-Americans age 65 and over returned to the workforce from retirement, while nearly 20 percent of African-Americans age 45 to 64 increased the number of hours worked and 12 percent took a second job (The Los Angeles Times, Feb. 23, 2010).

In 2009, there were more than 30,000 Black children living in poverty in the nation’s capital, almost 7,000 more than two years before. Among Black children in the city, childhood poverty shot up to 43 percent, from 36 percent in 2008. In contrast, the poverty rate for Hispanic children was 13 percent, and the rate for white children was 3 percent (The Washington Post, Sept. 29, 2010).

USA Today on Oct. 14, 2010, reported that African-American boys were suspended at double and triple the rates of their white male peers. At the Christina School District in Delaware, 71 percent of Black male students were suspended in a recent school year, compared to 22 percent of their white male counterparts. African-American students without disabilities were more than three times as likely to be expelled as their white peers. African-American students with disabilities were over twice as likely to be expelled or suspended as their white counterparts (USA Today, March 8, 2010).

The health care for African-American people is worrisome. Studies showed that nearly a third of ethnic minority families in the United States did not have health insurance. Life expectancy was lower and infant mortality higher than average (BBC, the social and economic position of minorities). Mortality of African-American children was two to three times higher than that of their white counterparts.

African-American children represented 71 percent of all pediatric HIV/AIDS cases. African-American women and men were 17 times and 7 times, respectively, more likely to contract HIV/AIDS than white people and twice as likely to develop cancer.

Racial discrimination is evident in the law enforcement and judicial systems. The New York Times reported on May 13, 2010, that in 2009, African-Americans and Latinos were nine times more likely to be stopped by the police to receive stop-and-frisk searches than white people. Overall, 41 percent of the prison population was estimated to be African-American. The rate of African-Americans serving a life sentence was more than 10 times higher than that of whites.

Males of African descent who dropped out of school had a 66 percent chance of ending up in jail or being processed by the criminal justice system (U.N. document A/HRC/15/18). A report said 85 percent of the people stopped in New York to receive stop-and-frisk searches over the past six years had been Black or Latino (The Washington Post, Nov. 4, 2010).

According to a report of the Law School of the Michigan State University, among the 159 death row inmates in North Carolina, 86 were Black, 61 were white and 12 were from other ethnic groups. During the trial process of the 159 capital cases, the number of Black members taken out from the jury by prosecutors more than doubled that of non-Black members. According to statistics from the Chicago Police Department, the proportion of Black people being the criminals and the victims of all murder cases is the highest, reaching 76.3 and 77.6 percent respectively

In conclusion, The People’s Republic of China demands that America stop using their cry of human rights violations against other sovereign nations in order to declare war on them to steal their resources when America flagrantly violates the human rights of Afro-descendants and other minorities within its own country.

This story first appeared in Muhammad Speaks. Editor Raushana Karriem can be reached by writing to Editor, 3040 Campbellton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30311 or emailing muhammadspeaksletters@yahoo.com.
 

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Anonymous

Posted May 19 2011

What is this picture? Where did it come from and who are those people with hoods over their heads? What relation does it have to the story? What kind of newspaper would include a photo as provocative as this with no explanation of the photograph?

Anonymous

Posted May 20 2011

Incidentally, I just finished reading Uncle Toms Cabin and how blacks suffered during the slave
days and , sure nothing has changed if these things are still prevailing in the self-avowed democratic champion of the world - Almighty America - who even now has a President of part
African descent. What can one say to this heart-wrenching injustice? Only this: LET THY KINGDOM (and please quickly) COME AS IT IS IN HEAVEN - OH, GOD!

Anonymous

Posted May 20 2011

Photo explanation:
This photo with the following caption illustrate China’s report, “Human Rights Record of United States in 2010,” as published in China Daily USA: “Demonstrators in orange jumpsuits and hoods file in for a rally to urge U.S. President Barack Obama to close the U.S.-controlled detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, on its ninth anniversary in Washington on Jan 11. File photo.”

Anonymous

Posted May 22 2011

So true and sad Im still proud to be black. I feel and see this everyday and with D sons I just pray it get better . God bless us

Anonymous

Posted May 23 2011

What is so obvious to those whom are awaken to see it,is how could a race that is over the entire world be the minority its amazen the minds of Idiots and its sad at the same time we aren't and will never be the minority we have been here before any other race appeared and we will be here once they are gone,China talks about the U.S. ask China about the African Americans that live there and their Treatment due to them and their Europeans thinking,this articel is just another distraction Just as So called Jesus was in 325 A.D and when they came to the lands of the indigousness people and handed them a Bible and left with their land and Enslaved our Ancestors just as they have most of them now looking to the sky for Change ..Wake up my Brothers and Sisters Jesus was the name of the Slave Ship and Fort Jesus was the Castle where they kept our Ancestors......

Anonymous

Posted May 23 2011

It would be nice if all my Brothers and Sisters was awaken to the truth but since they arent I will enlighten you on truth instead of the Europeans Lie,We aren't and will never be the Minority We started this world and we are in every country in this world this article is just like all the Europeans article we have this and that we wouldn't have anything if the Europeans would stop trying to kill off the Aboriginals of the Earth don't they say we aren't going any where but what goes around surely do come back around and I hope I am here to see the come around ,just as Christopher Colombus did in 1493 he came with the Bible and the Rest of the Cave Dwellers and enslaved my ancestors and handed them a bible cause as we know Europeans have no Soul and but them in slavery they knew and still don't know nothing of the spirit China talks of the U.S. Ask China what they have done to the Africa Americans in China ....Wake up my brothers and Sisters even a Dog and a Cat nows they are natural enemies...

Anonymous

Posted May 23 2011

And we need to stop committing black on black crimes,it's really sickening!!!

Anonymous

Posted May 23 2011

THANK YOU

MAY GOD BLESS YOU FOR THIS WORK / RESEARCH.

PEACE

Anonymous

Posted May 23 2011

This article brings up many important points, but citing a PRC report undermines the argument instead of legitimizing it. The report is thinly veiled propaganda from a repressive government notorious for censoring its own citizens and controlling media for its own ends. China's argument that it should be free to perpetrate human rights violations on its own citizens, unabated by the US because of the US' own inequality, is a rhetorical and logical fumble. The fact that injustice exists in the US does not warrant the proliferation of injustice in China.

Christine Wong Yap

Posted May 23 2011

This article brings up many important points, but citing a PRC report has the opposite effect of legitimizing the argument. When a repressive government issues a report, a healthy sense of skepticism that it may be propaganda seems warranted. With this report, China calling America hypocritical and meddlesome is in itself hypocritical and meddlesome. It's poor logic.

In any case, the fact that injustice exists in the US does not warrant unabated injustice in China.

Anonymous

Posted May 24 2011

Is it any other races fault that we are so "throwed under the bus"?...no its because we run from reading and education, we run from work, we run from our responsibilities, we run because that's all we know to do!

We need "The renewing of the mind" and a whole race before we can make one iota of a difference in our social and economic positioning.

Anonymous

Posted May 24 2011

Hey Anonymous. How about the violence whites commit against each other? You see all of these years of tagging every crime committed by blacks against another as, "black on black" crime, the crimes committed by whites on whites, has never gained the same momentum and play. WHITE ON WHITE CRIME. This is why China will be allowed with getting away with taking attention away from what they are doing in Africa by shining a light on the situation here in America.

By seeking to disenfranchise an entire segment or race of people, holding them back educationally and vocationally you've shot yourself in the foot. You've told lies and run a negative global campaign to sell Black Americans as worthless with their hands forever out. Now you are about to reap what you've sown.

Whites won't admit we have a problem here and their asses are in a sling. Enjoy!

Anonymous

Posted May 24 2011

Anonymous
Posted 13 hours ago

Is it any other races fault that we are so "throwed under the bus"?...no its because we run from reading and education, we run from work, we run from our responsibilities, we run because that's all we know to do!

We need "The renewing of the mind" and a whole race before we can make one iota of a difference in our social and economic positioning.

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Mr. White Male next time show the courage of your convictions and post honestly.

This inherent nastiness you people seem to have at core, even though the world is yours and your futures are bright is why you are just hated globally. you're such a mean people filled with spite and malice. There is just nothing likeable about you people.

Anonymous

Posted May 28 2011

NO ONE IS GOING TO STOP HATING US UNTIL WE STOP HATING OURSELVES.

KNOW THYSELF!

Anonymous

Posted Jun 4 2011

Who cares what China says? China has its own human rights issues with the way they suppress and oppress the Muslim Uighurs minority,Falun Gong religious group and all other religious groups. We may have issues here but China is not the one to tell us how to clean our house. China has human rights skeletons in its closet. Ask the Tibetans how China is using an iron-fisted approach in dealing with them!

Anonymous

Posted Jun 4 2011

Who cares what China says? China is suppressing and oppressing its Muslim Uighur minority and the Falun Gong religious and all other religious groups! What about the Tibetans and how China is using an iron-fisted approach in dealing with them.

Anonymous

Posted Jun 14 2011

A blog by blacks hating and blaming whitey.Well there's a suprise, not

Anonymous

Posted Aug 15 2011

China is not credible enough to comment on the US however I am glad they did.

Anonymous

Posted Aug 17 2011

nice try. Our african American population can vote for change. What about the tibetans?

Anonymous

Posted Sep 17 2011

This picture represents the millions of black people being denied of truth, justice and equality in this country. is like a people being lead around with a bag on their head. That's the statement it's making. Being enslaved for 350 years before being aloud to read and learn, gave the whites a 350 year advantage. After another 140 years of our religion, history, education,rights and freedoms being decided for us and against us and our children, with hate and murder, surrounding us daily. After taking our idea's, blood, sweat and tears, while building this country for free, making it the strongest nation on earth, does that describe this picture for you??????????

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