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Local Partnership: Uplift Black and Simcoe County working together to address anti-Black racism
A year after George Floyd was killed by a police officer in the US and the subsequent protests, anti-Black racism is still alive and visible. Just a few days back, a little black girl was a victim of it. Boys in one of the Simcoe County schools threatened to be rape her. They called her the n word and told her to kill herself.
There are organizations that are highlighting anti-Black racism, educating general people about it, helping black communities in various ways and working with local officials to address the issues. One of such organizations is Uplift Black. It recently celebrated its first anniversary.
We talked to its program director Gillian ‘Rawberri’ Scobie about the recent incident, work done by Uplift Black in a last year and what are its future plans.
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