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Art 2(1)b No Support or Defense of Discrimination

United States Report on Convention on Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,
  Initial Country Report (Sept, 2000). 

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(b)   Under Article 2(1)(b), States Parties undertake not to sponsor, defend or support racial discrimination by any person. Such conduct is strictly prohibited in the United States. The U.S. Constitution prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or other personal characteristics at every level of government (federal, state, and local). Several federal statutes, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, prohibit discrimination by state or local governments, or private entities, that receive federal financial assistance. Not only does the U.S. government not sponsor, defend, or support discrimination, but the Federal government is actively engaged in the enforcement of anti-discrimination statutes against public and private entities in the areas of discrimination in employment, voting, housing and education.

 

 

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Thanks to Derrick Bell and his pioneer work: 
Race, Racism and American Law
(1993).