Council has approved an action plan to confront anti-Black racism. The action plan still needs to be approved in the 2018 budget, to be considered next week. In its report, city staff said it is requesting close to $1 million to get started. In Toronto, there are more than 200,000 Black residents, many of whom experience a lack of opportunity, poor health, mental health and education, unemployment and precarious employment and poverty, according to the report. In 2018, budget permitting, the city will develop an anti-Black racism unit to spearhead the action plan, a professional development tool for Black public servants, a mayor’s roundtable on Black business, a race-based data collection strategy, and a community team to help Toronto police eliminate anti-Black racism in its policies.
Source: thestar December 07, 2017 18:45 UTC