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UN: Systematic racial discrimination against Native Americans in US

A Native American at his home on Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, which has some of the U.S.'s poorest living conditions.

In an investigation
monitoring ongoing discrimination against Native Americans, the United Nations
has requested that the U.S. government return some of the
stolen land back to Native Americans, as a necessary move towards combating
systemic racial discrimination.

James Anaya, the UN
special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, "said that in nearly two
weeks of visiting Indian reservations, indigenous communities in Alaska and
Hawaii, and Native Americans now living in cities, he encountered people who
suffered a history of dispossession of their lands and resources, the breakdown
of their societies and 'numerous instances of outright brutality, all grounded
in racial discrimination,'" the Guar

Added: May-5-2012 Occurred On: May-5-2012
By: tsatoke13
World News
Tags: native, americans, racism, discrimination, u.n., reservations
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