UN Panel Says U.S. Owes Black People Reparations

There’s been a call for reparations for black people in the United States ever since the possibility slavery coming to an end even became a notion. Yet it still hasn’t happened, so supporters of the idea continue to make cases for its necessity. The latest of which comes from the United Nations.

The United Nations’ Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent released a report claiming that “the legacy of colonial history, enslavement, racial subordination and segregation, racial terrorism and racial inequality in the United States” are proof enough that some form of reconciliation is needed to obtain true peace and healing.

UN Recognizes State of Palestine, Despite U.S. Objections

The United Nations have voted by a more than two-thirds majority to recognize the state of Palestine.

The resolution upgrades Palestine to the status of “nonmenber observer state,” and is being called a “diplomatic defeat for the United States.”

Palestinians rejoiced upon learning the news, but their quest for independence still depends on a peace deal with Israel.