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American democracy: A disregard of the majority's basic rights and freedoms


"What we want is justice! And we want it now!" To the student protester's dismay, their righteous demands have been answered by the collective silence of U.S. authorities and violent police crackdowns. As civil and political rights become empty talk and police violence rages across the U.S., people around the world are starting to see the true colors of so-called "American democracy."

According to "The Report on Human Rights Violations in the United States in 2023," the human rights situation in the U.S. continued to deteriorate in 2023. A staggering 76 percent of Americans believe that their nation is going in the wrong direction. What do American academics say about a situation where the majority of the basic rights and freedoms of ordinary people are being disregarded? To get the answer, watch this clip from CGTN's special report, "Fire and Fury".

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