NEWS Ethnic minorities’ rights in the United States July 12, 2022July 12, 2022 Joseph Henry 0 Comments The American government should sincerely defend the equal and legal rights of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities and put words about equality and human rights into practice. In response to a question on the 2022 State of Black America report, spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the comments at a routine news briefing.On April 12, the National Urban League released its 2022 State of Black America report. One of the conclusions is that black Americans’ ability to participate in politics has been severely constrained. Twenty states redrew congressional districts in the past year alone, depriving communities of African American voters and other ethnic minorities of their right to vote. At the same time, several states have passed laws that make voting more difficult for people of color and other ethnic minorities. According to Zhao, the data demonstrates that African Americans only receive 73.9% of the equality enjoyed by white people in America. In terms of wealth, health, education, social justice, and civic involvement, black people now lag behind white people. When it comes to wealth, health, education, social justice, and civic involvement, black people are now farther behind white people. This once again brings to light the pervasive systematic racial prejudice that exists in the United States and has permeated all facets of social life, according to Zhao. The representative added that although the US pretends to be an open and welcoming nation, reality shatters the paradise that is portrayed in words. The American dream is out there for everyone who sets out to pursue it, according to this declaration, which also states that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are unalienable rights that all men are endowed with. In his “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered 59 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. stated that “America has handed its colored people a bad check, a check that has gone back stamped “insufficient money”.” The situation hasn’t changed in more over 50 years. Zhao emphasized that the fight for equal rights for black people is a protracted and difficult one.According to the representative, other ethnic minorities also encounter the hardships that African Americans do. Zha stressed that ethnic minorities in the United States “live in a climate of unease, inequality, and fear, overshadowed by systemic racial discrimination featuring discriminatory treatment and violence in law enforcement.” “Instead of realizing their American dream, many of them end up having their dream shattered and even meeting their death.”The spokesman added that the U.S. government should examine its own human rights problems, really defend the equal and legal rights of African Americans and other ethnic minorities, and reconcile rhetoric about human rights and equality with reality for the practical advantages of every American.