TCBC SUPPORTS THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

HISTORY

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on March 21st.  On March 21, 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid “pass laws”.  In 1966, the General Assembly proclaimed March 21 as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination to commemorate the Sharpeville tragedy.  March 21st has since then served not only to remind the international community of the dire consequences of racism, but also to recall our obligation and determination to combat racial discrimination.  This year’s theme is “Empowering Youth to Fight Racism”.

UNITED AGAINST RACISM: DIGNITY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL

Racial and ethnic discrimination occur on a daily basis, hindering progress for millions of people around the world. Racism and intolerance can take various forms — from denying individuals the basic principles of equality to fuelling ethnic hatred that may lead to genocide — all of which can destroy lives and fracture communities. The struggle against racism is a matter of priority for the international community and is at the heart of the work of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.

SUPPORTING  THE INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

TCBC distributes questionnaire to our breakfast clubs for the kids to interact with breakfast clubs leaders and other kids to reflect and examine their own attitudes towards racial discrimination.