“We are calling all fellow Torontonians to be our allies”Toronto is launching a campaign to battle against anti-East Asian Coronavirus racism.
26% of over 600 reported anti-East Asian racism incidents in Canada occurred in Toronto, according to the Chinese Canadian National Council.
“Anti-East Asian racism has no place in Toronto,” the video participants collectively state.
“Anti-East Asian racism, and racism and discrimination of any kind is harmful and has lasting negative impacts on the mental health and sense of belonging felt by our city’s East Asian community,” he said.
Anti-East Asian racism has been on the rise since the start of the pandemic.