All articles from: February, 2008

Statement by Ambassador Tichenor to the UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The United States Government strongly supports the elimination of racial discrimination at home and abroad. For our Nation was founded by people of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all people are created equal, and that the rights of every person are diminished when the rights of one person are threatened. It is therefore an honor for me to participate in this important event. While we can point with pride to the strides we have made in fulfilling America’s promise of the equality of all people, neither can we overlook that we still have significant work to do – and must remain eternally vigilant in pursuing the cause of fulfilling this promise.

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