UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on the U.S. to combat systemic racism not only in words but also in deeds. According to a representative of the organization, the need to take action is indicated by the death of African-American Jacob Blake in Kenosha, in which he was shot by a policeman, and the death of black Daniel Pond, also occurred after his arrest. Bachelet emphasized that the perpetrators had never been brought to justice, indicating that the crisis in the country was serious.
“Numerous comments on the reform were made by the city authorities and police (…). We need these words to be in line with real change so that African Americans feel they are protected,” the High Commissioner said.
For several months, protests have been taking place in the United States, covering dozens of American cities. The protesters are fighting the systematic oppression of black people in the United States and police brutality. The demonstrations, which occasionally turn into pogroms and robberies, began after African-American George Floyd was killed during his arrest.