What Does the Resolution Aim To Achieve?
The resolution alongside acknowledgment, asks for condemnation of expressions of racism and xenophobia and the hostile environment Sikhs, Muslims and nationals of South Asian and Arab countries have had to live in, in the US. It calls for relief for the ones wronged.
It calls for:
1. Creation of a Task Force and for it to work with community-based organisations to review government policies, investigate their impact. It calls for dismantling policies based on racial profiling that target individuals wrongly based on bias.
2. Hearing by congressional and civil rights bodies to discuss and explore the findings by the Task Force.
3. Allocation of resources to independent community organisations that can bring forth demands and grievances of people from the wronged communities. This in turn will create a support system for victims of hate and will open channels of justice more accessible to them.
4. A study to understand the impact of hate,…