Uncomfortable conversations and concrete measures and actions are necessary to lay the scourge of racism to rest. A United Nations (UN) official said this about systemic racism in the United States last week. The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination published a report after a periodic review of the country’s racial justice record. Committee members asked many questions about the racial injustices plaguing ethnic minorities and impoverished communities. What measures are being taken to address racial discrimination? What led to the rise in gun violence and hate crimes against minorities in the U.S.?