Deliver Anti-Racism Curriculum and Literature For TDSB Students

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This hatred towards human beings based solely on the colour of their skin needs to end - human beings are suffering, human beings are losing their loved ones, family, friends, husbands, fathers, mothers, wives, daughters and sons. 

There are many ways to educate oneself on racism and its history but it can start with children’s books (subject matter which of course applies to everyone) that will help put racism into perspective for the new generation.

Racism can stem from a young age due to a lack of education. 
Even if kids aren’t taught racist acts and beliefs they should be educated on the realities of racism so when they do see racist acts or hear racist beliefs and opinions, they can stand up and to put an end to them. 

So even if you don’t have kids, sign this petition to have anti-racist and Black History children’s books entered into the Toronto District School Board public school system curriculum as a main focus for educators.

Petition not only to have anti-racists books as space fillers on the shelves or as books read to children by their teachers at story-time, but used as a mandatory, educational focus for book reports, essays, presentations, school plays, etc., in order to keep an open dialogue with our children about the consequences of racist beliefs and actions.

Together, let’s put an end to this unjustified hatred for human beings or your children, their loved ones or your grandchildren could end up the targets of racism’s gun.

*There are many great books to choose from but here are a few as examples (all suggestions welcomed!):

“The Youngest Marcher” by Cynthia Levinson. Illustrated by Vanessa Brantley Newton.

“Resist: 35 Profiles of Ordinary People Who Rose Up Against Tyranny and Injustice” by Veronica Chambers. Illustrated by Paul Ryding.

“All American Boys” by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely

“Not My Idea: A Book About Whiteness” written and illustrated by Anastasia Higginbotham