“Debunking the myth of racial hierarchy, United Nations experts on racial discrimination today said that it is imperative to deconstruct, on a global scale, the ideological myth of a superior race and the resulting conviction of a superior culture. Addressing a special event at UN Headquarters on Confronting the Silence: Perspectives and Dialogue on Structural Racism against people of African Descent Worldwide, Mireille Fanon-Mendes, Chair of the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent said that the attacks on human dignity are elaborated due to ‘supposed hierarchy of races and cultures and do not concern only one or [another], but the entire international community.’…In her remarks, Ms. Fanon-Mendes said that in addition to historical consequences [people of African descent] had to face, they and Africans — with colonialism and economic migration or because of war — are the only ones subject to discrimination based on skin colour; a biological parameter that completely escapes the control of the victim of this ostracism. She added: ‘The hierarchy of races is scientifically false, morally condemnable, and socially unjust.'” 

Our oppressors are not our equals. 

Source: “‘Racial Superiority’ Myth Must Be Debunked, Experts Tell UN Event On Challenges Faced By People Of African Descent.” UN News Centre. November 3, 2015. 

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