Anti-racism is a commitment to the value of equity and human rights. One must value the human rights of others, including others who are different, to be inclusive. One must uphold the principle of equity for all, not just those who look like me. And one must act on the values of equity and human rights.
Ottawa's Parkdale United Church Rev. Anthony Bailey, pictured on June 5, 2020, at the anti-racism demonstration on Parliament Hill, which attracted an estimated 8,000 people. Systemic racism shows itself in any measure in which Indigenous peoples, or Black Canadians, or people of colour are doing worse than any other group. It is that simple, writes Rose LeMay. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Racism is harmful. Racism simply says there is no room for those who look different.
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