March 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21 is observed as the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The United Nations chose March 21 as a day of commemoration because on March 21, 1960, in Sharpville, South Africa, 69 peaceful demonstrators were killed while protesting apartheid. 

https://humanrights.ca/story/sharpeville-massacre

Canada was amongst the first nations to support the UN’s initiative by initiating its inaugural annual campaign in 1989. The Government of Canada’s leadership and firm commitment to combating racism, as well as its efforts to promote respect, equality, and diversity, are well recognized within the international community.

To commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination we share a compelling diagram and explanation of the various forms and levels of racism.

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UVAE’s National Human Rights Committee