UN human rights chief: ‘Endemic inequalities’ exposed

Michele Bachelet, Presidente of Chile speaks during Special Session of the Human Rights Council. 29 March 2017.

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Tuesday that the Covid-19 pandemic and protests over George Floyd’s death in police custody are illustrating historic racial inequalities.

“This virus is exposing endemic inequalities that have too long been ignored,” Bachelet said in a statement.

“In the United States, protests triggered by the killing of George Floyd are highlighting not only police violence against people of colour, but also inequalities in health, education, employment and endemic racial discrimination.”