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Empowering Black youth to change the world

This isn’t about optics, or even representation for its own sake. Making sure that people with deep roots in Black community are in decision-making spaces is how we ensure that the substance, shape and details of what government does reflects Black experiences. It also builds connections between Black communities and institutions — the kind that let Black people know there is someone they can trust and call who will have their back in rooms they might not get to be in.

Record high of more than 2,000 hate crimes reported to Canadian police in 2017

“These attitudes remain prevalent in our society and this is unacceptable,” Brittany Andrew-Amofah, a board member with the Urban Alliance on Race Relations, said in a statement. “It’s time for political leaders to unequivocally speak out against hate and intolerance and in support of a multicultural society where everyone feels safe to participate and contribute.”

Advocates fear for future of province’s anti-racism directorate

“It just feels like 1995 all over again, where we take two steps forward only to go three or four steps backwards,” said Nigel Barriffe, president of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations. “What we see is a very hard, right-wing government that I don’t believe has any intention of honouring the commitment that the previous government has made towards the anti-racism directorate’s strategy.”

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