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BAPC student on elimination of racial discrimination in Canada
Bachelor of Professional Communication student Dominique Jacobs wrote a column for the Oak Bay News reflecting on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Regardless of education, employment and income, disparities persist for racialized people in Canada and changing that needs to start with understanding the foundation of slavery in the history of Canadian society, she writes.
Here is an excerpt:
“The elimination of racial discrimination will start when the history is told and understood in its entirety. Canada prides herself on her exceptionally inclusive ways, however, for this to ring true, recognition and contributions of all peoples must first take place. It starts in our schools. It starts with our children because kids aren’t born with prejudice. They have a chance to see a future free of racial discrimination.”