On March 21, to coincide with the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, Teresa Armstrong, MPP for London-Fanshawe, launched a campaign help combat discrimination through a Pledge to End Racism.
This pledge was developed with members of the community who have first-hand experiences, and saw the necessity of implementing a tool to combat these issues in a meaningful and tangible way.
I pledge to take a stand against racism.
I pledge to call out racism when I encounter it.
I pledge to examine my own prejudices and privileges.
I pledge to root out systemic racial discrimination in all its forms.
I pledge to listen first and try to understand the perspective of those who have experienced racism.
I pledge to strive to uphold the dignity of others.