State of Diversity and Inclusion in Europe: Race, Rights, and Politics, Hearing Before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, One Hundred Sixteenth Congress, First Session, September 11, 2019   [open pdf - 235KB]

This is the September 11, 2019 hearing on "State of Diversity and Inclusion in Europe: Race, Rights, and Politics," held before the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe. From the opening statement of Gwen Moore: "This hearing today, in context, is taking place at a time when we are receiving numerous reports from Europe of hate crimes and acts of extremism, racial profiling in cities and at borders, and discrimination at work and in the schools. The OSCE [Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe] has reported close to 6,000 hate crimes in Europe over the past year[.] [...] Americans are also impacted by disparate treatment and related violence in Europe. For years we've received reports that our diverse military and diplomats serving in Europe, students studying abroad, and tourists have all been the targets of discrimination, from being refused service in restaurants, or in the worst cases being the tragic victims of hate crimes.[...] [I]ncreasingly, citizens in our democracies are turning against one another and people from other places simply because they look, pray, love, or think differently than someone else. And it's critical that we reaffirm democratic values by challenging rising prejudice and violence with strategies for inclusion." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Pierrette Herzberger-Fofana, Romeo Franz, Evin Incir, Samira Rafaela, Alfiaz Vaiya, Domenica Ghidei Biidu, Irene Appiah, Daniele Obono, and Olivier Serva.

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CSCE 116-1-6; Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe 116-1-6
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