THUNDER BAY – Editorial – The City of Thunder Bay is embracing and promoting the respect initiative practised at Confederation College. The purpose is to heighten our awareness of how we treat one another and to promote respect. in Thunder Bay. Extending respect to our community is an initiative of the Anti-Racism Advisory Committee, and the Crime Prevention Council in the City of Thunder Bay.
This is another step forward. Sometimes the path forward seems to be a lot more difficult than it could, or should be. In Thunder Bay there have been many citizens who have expressed concerns over racism in our community.
Commenting from a conference in Saskatchewan yesterday, the Regina Police Service stated, “The impact of a hate crime can be felt on individual victims, on the group that is the underlying target of the hate motivation and on other vulnerable groups within the community”. That statement says, in a few words what the real issue of intolerance and racism is all about.
Promoting respect of each other is a solid and positive way of building bridges between people of different cultures and backgrounds. Building bridges helps to make our community a better place, with greater tolerance and greater acceptance of each other’s differences and similarities.
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