"Joint statement on Black Shirt Day" from the Ministry of Education

"Rachna Singh, Parliamentary Secretary for Anti-Racism Initiatives, and Jennifer Whiteside, Minister of Education, have released the following statement to mark Black Shirt Day on Jan. 15, 2021:

“We stand alongside every person who has faced – and continues to face – racism today and every day. Black Shirt Day is a grassroots initiative to show solidarity with Black and racialized communities in B.C. in their ongoing struggle for equity, equality and justice.

“Jan. 15 is also the birth date of Martin Luther King Jr. On this day, we remember how he inspired millions of people to join together in the push to end racism, and how far we still have to go to create a world where everyone is treated equally, regardless of race or the colour of their skin.

“Education is a powerful tool in the fight for equity and equality."

Please read the full statement from the Ministry of Education here.