Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Turning the tide on the tsunami of hate

It was just a picture on a chocolate bar wrapper. But it opened the gates of hate.

Fae Johnstone, a transgender activist from Ottawa, had expected some pushback. A trans woman being part of an International Women’s Day promotion by Hershey’s was bound to trigger someone, somewhere.

Changing the hearts of hate







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Kara Hart, a program director at the John Howard Society, says she hopes her organization’s anti-racism counselling program will be expanded across Ontario.










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Howard Slepkov, president of the Congregation B’Nai Israel in St. Catharines, says “Jews are no longer the only group that’s targeted. The Asian community is targeted. The Black community is targeted. The Indigenous communities are targeted.”




A very difficult subject







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










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Kojo Damptey, the former executive director of the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion, says hate has to be fought because everyone deserves dignity.




Shields against hate

‘I deserve dignity’

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