Black And Indigenous History + Anti-Racism Taught In Ontario Schools

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What did you learn about in school relating to Black and Indigenous History and Anti-Racism? Not much, right? Maybe you learned about the Underground Railroad, but that's probably all. And you most definitely didn't learn about Anti-Racism. 

Students in Ontario aren't being taught about racism, how to be an Anti-Racist, and Black and Indigenous History. I am a high school student, and I have witnessed and been victim to countless acts of racism. Imagine how much more inclusive schools could be if they mandated Anti-Racism training for students and staff?

If every student, teacher, and administrator received Anti-Racism training like is already being done is some schools in Canada, we could create an environment where racialized students, like me, can feel safe while learning.

And Black and Indigenous History is just as important. Canada has tried to hide it's 200 years of enslavement of Black people by preaching the Underground Railroad to students, and it needs to stop.

Black and Indigenous students need to see representation of themselves in school and they need to see positive contributions of Black and Indigenous people to Canada so they can feel proud of their skin colour. When I was younger, I wanted to have straight blond hair and my name to be Zac, because I saw no representation of myself in school.

Here are the action steps. Sign this petition to help mandate Anti-Racism training for students, staff, and administrators in schools and to incorporate Black Canadian History to the school curriculum in Ontario.

This petition will be sent to the Minister Of Education of Ontario, Stephen Lecce, and together we can call him to take action. Remember to share this with your friends and family so we can create tangible change.

By signing and sharing this petition, you can help bring us one step closer to having inclusive and Anti-Racist schools in Ontario.