FN kritiserar återigen Sverige för att ha avskaffat rasbegreppet och för att sakna statistik om minoriteternas situation

FN:s Working Group of Experts on People of African Descents specialrapport om afrosvenskars situtation i dagens Sverige publicerades idag:

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/RegularSessions/Session30/Documents/A%20_HRC_30_56_Add_2_ENG_.docx

Arbetsgruppen är bl a kritisk till att Sverige har avskaffat rasbegreppet och att Sverige till skillnad från de flesta länder på jorden helt saknar s k jämlikhetsstatistik om etniska, rasliga, religiösa och språkliga minoriteter (och den svenska regeringen försvarar f ö beslutet att avskaffa rasbegreppet och det faktum att landet saknar statistik om ras och etnicitet med att Sverige har kommit fram till att i Sverige tillhör ”alla människor människorasen”):

”The Government informed the experts that the word race is not used in the law because the law assumes that all people belong to the human race… The Working Group is aware that to delete “race” from the lexical corpus does not eliminate racism based on racial discrimination. Rather it may be a way to ignore, minimize or obscure the reality of the specifically racial racism faced by a part of the Swedish population… The policy to ignore race creates a gap in the understanding of the problem and preserves the status quo of racial inequalities… The Working Group recommends that the Government reconsider the omission of race from the Discrimination Act and whether it may not both de jure and de facto lessen the protection against discrimination that is specifically racial and by extension, if it may not prevent the Government from properly recognizing, voicing, addressing and combating racial discrimination in society.”

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”The Working Group was informed that the Government does not collect disaggregated data on the basis of race and ethnicity. This results in an inability to recognize and address structural discrimination. The focus only on the country of origin makes it extremely difficult to monitor and take action to address racism. The Working Group recommends that the Government conduct surveys based on self-identification.”