Statement from Ontario NDP in support of call for anti-Black racism work in Ontario’s schools
QUEEN’S PARK — Laura Mae Lindo, the NDP’s critic for Anti-Racism, released the following statement:
“Today, students came to Queen’s Park to tell Doug Ford and Minister of Education Stephen Lecce that their failure to address anti-Black racism and racial equity in Ontario’s schools will not be tolerated any longer. The NDP couldn’t agree with the students more. We are hearing from students, parents, teachers, administrators and schools boards across the province that they must be given the tools they need to address anti-Black racism on a systemic level. They are begging for provincial leadership.
The Ford government’s piecemeal approach of reviewing one school board only when it makes the news — like the Liberal government before them — just won’t work. That is why today we stand alongside these courageous young people as we demand coordinated action to address systemic racism in our education system.”