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US practices apartheid against African Americans: Dr. Short


The United States is a “violator” of human rights and it practices apartheid against the black people, a researcher and historian in Washington says.

Dr. Randy Short made the remarks in a phone interview with Press TV on Thursday while commenting on a report which says the US Justice Department will recommend that no civil rights charges be brought against a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer.

“There is not a living soul that is African and American in the United States that expected the United States Justice of Department to bring any charges against Darren Wilson, as it has done nothing in the cases of thousands and thousands of African Americans murdered by the law enforcement for decades,” Dr. Short said.

“What’s most insulting is a fraud that Mr. Eric Holder, who allegedly resigned from being attorney general, was Obama’s appointed person to go to Paris, France, for the Charlie Hebdo false flag shooting, as the representative for the Justice Department, when in reality he was allowed to resign so that there be no blame for this case to happen as it resulted,” he added.

According to the New York Times, the Justice Department is about to close the investigation into the August shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.

Federal prosecutors had begun work on a legal memo recommending no civil rights charges against Wilson after an FBI investigation found no evidence to support charges against him, the newspaper said, quoting law enforcement officials.

Short said that “it’s interesting that the president can cry crocodile tears in the Sate of Union [address] for the people in France or Norway, but it’s never for African Americans who died in thousands with the most incarcerated people on the face of earth.”

“It just shows a continuation that the Anglo-American apartheid state functions the same [way] whether the president is black or white, whether the attorney general is black and white: Cops will kill,” he added.

“Our system punishes people because of their color. The United States is a human rights violator. It practices apartheid against the African Americans,” said Dr. Short, a member of the Black Autonomy Network Community Organization.

The police killing of Brown and Eric Garner in New York City led to months of sometimes violent protests in cities across the US.

Mass rallies were held across the United States on Monday during the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday to honor the civil rights icon and protest against the mistreatment of minorities by police.

A recent poll by the Reuters and IPSOS polling organization has found a significant distrust of police in the United States, where many Americans believe police target minorities unfairly and often lie for their own interests.

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