Monday, April 22, 2024

Turning the tide on the tsunami of hate

It was only a image on a chocolate bar wrapper. But it surely opened the gates of hate.

Fae Johnstone, a transgender activist from Ottawa, had anticipated some pushback. A trans girl being a part of an Worldwide Ladies’s Day promotion by Hershey’s was sure to set off somebody, someplace.

Altering the hearts of hate


Kara Hart, a program director on the John Howard Society, says she hopes her group’s anti-racism counselling program will probably be expanded throughout Ontario.


Howard Slepkov, president of the Congregation B’Nai Israel in St. Catharines, says “Jews are not the one group that is focused. The Asian group is focused. The Black group is focused. The Indigenous communities are focused.”

A really tough topic


Sherri Darlene is the founding father of Justice 4 Black Lives and is the chair of the Niagara Falls anti-racism committee.


Kojo Damptey, the previous govt director of the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion, says hate must be fought as a result of everybody deserves dignity.

Shields in opposition to hate

‘I deserve dignity’

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