On September 26, Joyce Echaquan, a 37-year-old Atikamekw woman from Manawan was admitted to hospital in Quebec. While there, she received racist taunts from staff and later passed away from her illness. This tragedy is heartbreaking and unspeakable.
Ena Chadha, Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission released a statement earlier this month entitled, “The Critical Juncture of Hate.” In it, she highlights that while society as a whole has recently become more aware of the prevalence of systemic racism, the global pandemic has seemingly emboldened many people to announce and act upon their bigotry.
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