Premier Rachel Notley issued the following statement on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, first proclaimed by the United Nations in 1966.
“Racial discrimination can show itself as invisible stigma or the barrier of lowered expectations. Or it can hit harder, to deny people housing, job opportunities and social interaction. At its most destructive, it can lead to violence and genocide.
“Wherever we see racial discrimination, in whatever form it may take, we must stand against it. To discriminate against any person on the basis of race is to damage us all.
“Let us mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination by working to ensure that Alberta is a place where all people are valued as equal human beings, regardless of racial background.”