quarta-feira, 10 de dezembro de 2014

UNITED STATES: new guidelines to prevent racial discrimination by the security forces

In the United States, all over the country, protesters demanding that the policemen involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner are held accountable for their actions.

On Monday, the Justice Department announced new guidelines to prevent racial discrimination by the security forces.

According to the same, apart from race or ethnic origin, the agents will not be able to discriminate against people on the basis of their national origin, religion, sexual orientation or gender.

For Barack Obama, the eradication of racism in the United States has to be done gradually.

"When you're dealing with something so deeply rooted in society as racism and prejudices, not only do you have to be alert, but also recognize that it takes time and we have to be firm," said the US President.

During an interview with Black Entertainment Television, directed essentially to the African-American audience, Obama invited the young people to be steadfast in the fight against discrimination and pointed out that the situation has improved over the past 50 years, despite the tensions persist.

Fernando Peneda | With LUSA/REUTERS

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