Monday, 13 September 2021

Miserable Human Rights Plight of the U.S. Ever More Apparent with the Pandemic Crisis

In the midst of ever-worsening pandemic crisis in the U.S., acts of human rights violation of all sorts run rife to reveal the stark reality of the country, the most barren land of human rights in the world.

According to the report issued by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) based on the data submitted by more than 15,000 judicial organs all over the country, the number of hate crimes against African-Americans registered 2,755, an increase of approximately 42% compared to 1,930 in the year 2019 when the malignant pandemic broke out. The number of hate crimes against Asian-Americans registered 274 to show the increase of approximately 73% compared to 158 of the year before.

The overall number of hate crimes also increased by 6% to register 7,759 compared to 7,287 of the year 2019 – a record high since 2008. Among these, offences of various sorts from racial and ethnic hatred amount up to 61.9%, the highest ratio among others.

The motives for such crimes are also said to be varied, i.e. gender discrimination, religious prejudice, etc.

In this regard, the U.S. mass media maintain that the number of actual crimes must be far greater, considering the fact that the local judicial organs have no obligation to submit all the data of incidents to the FBI.

The situation became worse nowadays. The public discontent with the issue of extension of the eviction moratorium given by the administration has just been on the brink of explosion.

In order to appease the discontent at home caused by the expiration of eviction moratorium, the U.S. administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made public in July that they would extend the above measure for 60 days in the areas where the epidemic disease is widespread. Some time ago the enterprises for locating and mediating real property opposed to such an announcement and filed a lawsuit in the Supreme Court of the United States.

The Supreme Court of the Unites States made a judgement that the CDC have no legal right to extend the eviction moratorium and, for it to be extended, the administration needs the approval from the Congress. This judgement drove millions of residents into a situation of being forcibly evicted again.

This situation notwithstanding, the U.S. administration is only busy avoiding criticism and transferring the responsibility saying that the state government and relevant local authorization have to take emergency measures.

The international society responds to this by commenting that the problem does not lie in one or two rotten apples but in the apple tree itself.

The U.S. should redress its own deteriorated domestic human rights situation rather than impertinently admonish the others.

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