U.N. committee warns U.S. over “alarming racism”

Aug 24, 2017, 7:35 AM EDT
The Stand in Solidarity With Charlottesville, in Union Square in New York City.
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In the wake of Charlottesville violence, a United Nations committee has warned the U.S. over “alarming racism,” urging the Trump administration to “unequivocally” denounce discriminatory speeches and crimes.

The rare warning by the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) “stopped short of criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump, who has been in the eye of storm after he blamed “both sides” for deadly violence at Charlottesville rally, writes Al Jazeera.

Observers have welcomed the U.N.’s early warning, as it publically takes a stand against the actions of the new U.S. administration, something that has been missing in the past, reports The Guardian