Monday, August 20, 2007

United Nations is Racist

Maori criminals should have their sentences assessed against their ethnic and cultural backgrounds, a United Nations report says.

In a damning report on New Zealands Race relations, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has critisised the criminal justice system for not taking into acount a person's race before sentencing.

The usuals culprits have once agin jumped on the band wagon with Race Relations Commissioner Joris de Bres saying that the committee had produced a balanced report and Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples welcoming the report and saying that Maori were often the victims of "cultural ignorance" within the criminal justice system.

Full story at http://www.stuff.co.nz/4170400a11.html

Can someone tell me how a criminal justice system that uses race in determining sentencing can ever be anything less than racist?


2 comments:

KG said...

Nonononono!
discriminating in favour of brown and black people is..um..it's..
I dunno, really.
Compassionate and stuff. That's it! Compassionate.

Onyx Stone said...

If justice is not 'blind' (equally applied to all) then it is not justice.