Anti-Black Racism is a Toronto-wide campaign meant to provoke, make you think, and start a conversation about anti-Black racism in our city.
While we like to think of our city as diverse and fair, the reality is that Black Torontonians experience racism daily.
Racism takes many forms.
It is systemic. It is present in policies and practices that affect our day-to-day lives, including in housing, employment, education, and access to services. It is in policing and the criminal-justice system. It is present in our laws.
It is daily micro-aggressions- snubs, or insults, whether intentional or unintentional, which communicate hostile, derogatory, or negative messages.
It is violent. - Police shootings, and the disproportionate destruction of Black families by the child-welfare system, or the justice system.
OCASI-Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants is launching the campaign to continue building on the anti-Black racism work of Black leaders, activists, educators, and community groups and organizations, present and past.