UN urges Belgium to face colonial past

                            By Bayram Altug </p>  <p>GENEVA (AA) - Belgium needs to acknowledge the crimes of its colonial past “to tackle the root causes of present-day racism faced by people of African descent,&quot; a group of UN human rights experts said Monday.</p>  <p>“The Government of Belgium needs to adopt a comprehensive national action plan against racism,” said Michal Balcerzak, chair of a UN working group of experts on people of African descent. </p>  <p>“We found clear evidence that racial discrimination is endemic in institutions in Belgium,” he said and urged Belgium to review educational textbooks to accurately reflect historical facts. </p>  <p> </p>  <p> </p>  <p>