Trudeau says, “Anti-Black Racism and Unconscious Bias does Exist”

People all over the globe are talking and raising their voices against all kinds of discrimination that is prevalent in nooks and crannies of the world. Racism towards the Black community exists since time immemorial, and Canadian Prime Minister has something meaningful to say about it.

Black History Month was observed at the Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, on 12th Feb, 2018. The month is also known as African-American History Month, which is annually observed in Canada. Justin Trudeau gave an eye-opening speech at the reception in which he said that it is time that Canadians accept that ‘anti-black racism and unconscious bias’ is still existent in Canada.

He further said that it is about time everyone understood and believed the stories of colored men and women – how they have suffered the injustice because of their race and color.

Moreover, the Prime Minister was determined to ensure that the Black community must be given “equal opportunity and equal treatment”.

The Prime Minister again made the point of Canada having the ability to “do better” by treating all Black people without any bias. According to him, discrimination against them is totally “unacceptable”.

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Benjamin Diaz started working for Debate Report in 2017. Ben grew up in a small town in northern Ontario. He studied chemistry in college, graduated, and married his wife a year later. Benhas been a proud Torontonian for the past 10 years. He covers politics and the economy. Previously he wrote for CTV News and the Huffington Post Canada.

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