Saturday, December 24, 2016

East York residents take stand vs. racism

When Zahra Dhanani and a few other community members heard about the racist signs in East York last month, they decided to take a stand against hate.

The posters urged white people to join the so-called ‘alt-right,’ a movement that promotes white supremacy.

“It’s unfortunate that we had to see those gross posters, but it was really what mobilized people,” Dhanani said.

What started out as a Facebook group of a few dozen friends grew into nearly 1,000 members, ready to embrace multiculturalism and ensure people in the community felt welcome. The East Enders Against Racism group aims to counter hate speech and hate crimes while encouraging support through events, education and community-building.  (more...)


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