It’s not that difficult to treat black children the same as other children

The Peel District School Board is under a human rights a racism review by the Ministry of Education. An interim report was released on December 30, 2019 and paints a worrisome picture.

The report indicates “a profound lack of respect in relationships, demonstrated by stories of marginalization, discrimination, differential behavior, and harassment. “

Education Minister Stephen Lecce issued a statement saying “I have been firm in saying that we want Black and racialized families in Peel and across Ontario to know that their government is listening and is fully committed to combating racism and improving equity and opportunity for their children.”

Kola Iluyomade, a parent that has been delegating to the school board for many years and pushing the board to answer to incidents of racism says that “it’s not that difficult to treat black children the same as other children.” Iluyomade looks forward to the final report in February and is expected to continue to push the board once the report recommendations are finalized.

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