BlackNorth Initiative Stands with Jewish Community Against Antisemitic Attacks November 08, 2022
Nov 8, 2022 — In the wake of a chilling rise in antisemitism, the BlackNorth Initiative (BNI) stands with the Jewish community against antisemitism and all its forms of discrimination and hatred.
These are divisive times, but the Black Community has seen this disruptive strategy before — pinning one group against another with hateful stereotypes. Antisemitism, racism, and all forms of hatred are detriments to our humanity and minimize our rights and freedoms.
The BlackNorth Initiative exists to end anti-Black systemic racism throughout all aspects of our lives. Our goal is to achieve greater equity, equality and fairness for all. As a community that has long been marginalized, we understand first-hand the importance of standing in solidarity with the Jewish people. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
We can only accomplish our goals by lifting each other up rather than tearing each other down. We encourage all people to reject the hateful and absurd antisemitic stereotypes that have led to unspeakable atrocities in the past and that are on the rise today.
We, the BlackNorth Initiative, are committed to further educating ourselves about the Jewish community and antisemitism, past and present. We will work to amplify Jewish voices and encourage everyone to engage with their Jewish friends and colleagues to learn more and support each other. We are all stronger together, shoulder to shoulder, arm in arm, for a better tomorrow.
About BlackNorth Initiative
The BlackNorth Initiative is on a mission to end anti-Black systemic racism throughout all aspects of our lives. We are committed to the removal of anti-Black systemic barriers negatively affecting the lives of Black Canadians. For more information, visit: https://blacknorth.ca/ and follow us on social media @blacknorthca.