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Let’s #FightRacism

By Leela Ramdeen, Chair, CCSJ & Director, CREDI

Today, March 21, the world observes the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The theme this year is Youth standing up against racism. The UN says the theme “engages the public through #FightRacism, which aims to foster a global culture of tolerance, equality and anti-discrimination and calls on each and every one of us to stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes…

“COVID-19 has heavily impacted young people, including those from minority backgrounds. Many are now grappling with an increase in racial discrimination, in addition to severe disruptions to their education; diminished employment prospects; and limited ability to participate in public life, which stymies their individual and social empowerment…Racism, xenophobia and intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies. But every day, each and every one of us can stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes. Be a human rights champion” (UN).

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