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Hold the World Bank Accountable For Systemic Racial Discrimination

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My first experience with racial discrimination was when I was five years old in first grade in December 2006. I remember the day, the hour and what I was doing when it happened.

My mom, dad, brother and sister were talking about my father’s racial discrimination case at the kitchen table. I was watching Hannah Montana in the family room and waiting anxiously for the discussion to end so we can start setting up our Christmas tree.

I heard my dad say that his employers straight up told him that they would not promote him because he is Black. I prayed to Santa to help my dad instead of giving me toys. It did not work.

I am now fifteen, a junior in high school and still praying this will end. What his employers have done since 2006 is a lot worse.

When Brietbart news (conservative) and the Huffington Post (liberal) newspapers publish articles about the same racial discrimination case in total agreement and when Dr. Carson (conservative) and Rev. Jackson (liberal) speak in agreement denouncing it, you can imagine how bad it must be.

When members of the US Senate and Congress as well as the US Treasury Department, the Government Accountability Project, the DC Civil Rights Coalition, and representatives of over 500 religious organization condemn it and nothing is done about it, you can imagine the injustice. 

The person who is responsible for my father’s and my family’s pain is Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the World Bank President. The World Bank and its presidents cannot be sued in the US.

In 2015, the Bank's own official diversity report concluded that my father's case was "a blatant and virulent case of racism." Rather than addressing the matter Dr, Kim embargoed the report for a year and lobbied the Congressional Black Caucus and DC Civil Rights Coalition not to support my dad's case. 

The US has laws that should hold the World Bank accountable but our government is not enforcing it. President Kim used his friendship with President Obama and Mrs. Clinton to stop our government from enforcing the law.

Please sign this petition to ask our government to enforce the law.

Please visit my dad’s website. But be very prepared to be shocked. http://www.longerthanapartheid.com/

Read also my brother's (Yacob) article in the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/57dc0359e4b053b1ccf2986d?timestamp=1474038800710

 



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