There is a high level of structural and institutional racism in the US, Ricardo A. Sunga III, chair of the UN expert panel on people of African descent, said, commenting on the back-to-back killing of two black men by the American police. “The Working Group [of Experts on People of African Descent] is outraged and strongly condemns the new police killings of two African-American men,”

Sunga said in a statement published on the United Nations’ official website. The deaths of Philando Castile in Minnesota and Alton Sterling in Louisiana at the hands of the officers earlier this week, “cannot be ignored,” the statement read, urging a “prompt independent investigations to ensure the perpetrators are prosecuted and punished.” READ MORE