The human rights legacy of the United States and race are intimately linked. The United States’ vibrant civil society and strong constitutional protections for many civil and political rights is eclipsed by laws and practices which violate internationally recognized human rights laws and often undermine the basic civil rights provisions fought for by Black Americans. Racial disparities permeate every part of the US criminal justice system.
The practices and institutions that promote and maintain racism are counterproductive in the pursuit of the rights of all humans. We embrace collaborative efforts that promote environments and initiatives that encourage human rights as equal rights and non-racist ideologies.
In 2017, the United States government introduced policies that threaten our human rights obligations. Many of those policies directly affect the lives of African Americans at home and abroad. The repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) federal program severely diminishes American policy towards the most vulnerable people of color in the world. The GBC is dedicated to reversing this trend, supporting the continual development of human rights and reminding America of the core belief that all men and women are created equal.