8 June 2021
The Government of the United States of America welcomes the opportunity to submit this report, which, along with the Common Core Document and Annex, responds to the Committee’s Request for the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth periodic reports of the United States under article 9 of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (“CERD” or “Convention”). [...] In this case, the definition of “racial discrimination” under article 1(1) of the Convention, the obligation imposed in article 2(1)(d) to bring to an end all racial discrimination “by any persons, group or organization,” and the specific requirements of paragraphs 2(1)(c) and (d) and articles 3 and 5 could be read as requiring States parties to prohibit and punish purely private conduct generally. [...] The assurances also include additional nondiscrimination provisions in Title I of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, and the Victims of Crime Act of 1984, which are applicable to OJP awards made under these statutes. [...] Recent actions include: the February 2020 indictment of a man in Texas on hate crimes and firearms charges in connection with the murder of 23 people and attempted murder of 25 others at a Walmart in El Paso on August 3, 2019, with the indictment alleging that the man uploaded a document to the Internet on the same date stating, “This attack is a response to the Hispanic invasion of Texas”; and th. [...] In April 2021, consistent with HUD’s statutory obligation and this Presidential mandate, HUD submitted rules regarding affirmatively furthering fair housing and combating disparate impact under the FHA to the Office of Management and Budget for review, with the ultimate goal of enforcing the FHA in a manner that effectuates the Act’s broad purposes and this Administration’s policy goal of a housin.