Friday, March 10, 2006

Racism still rife in US, says China



'China on Thursday lashed out against United States criticism of its human rights record, saying racial discrimination was still rife in America. The state council, China's cabinet, denounced the United States (US) for widespread discrimination against minorities, especially blacks, in its annual response to the US state department's report on human rights worldwide. Blacks are given heavier criminal penalties, arrested more frequently and are more likely to be targeted for hate crimes, the report said. It also criticised American troops for brutality at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and the one at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba...' More

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