The Harriet Tubman School in Niagara, Ontario in Canada was reportedly vandalized after someone left graffiti with racist and homophobic slurs on the monument at the campus.
The incident reportedly happened over the weekend, sending shockwaves through the local community where examples of racism have increased.
Canada holds significance related to racism as it was one of the places where Tubman, who helped lead fleeing slaves through the Underground Railroad before the abolition of slavery in the U.S.
This reportedly is the second racist attack on the school. In addition, a bust outside of the church where Tubman worshipped was also attacked last year after someone pushed it over.
Community leaders are concerned that far right extremism promoting racism and homophobia is rising in Canada.
More about the incident can be found here.
Opinion: Yes, racism is everywhere, and it’s unfortunate Ontario, Canada, historically one of the better examples of racial progress, is combatting a rise in racist activity. Community organizations there are acting swiftly and not taking this incident lightly. It’s the kind of response that wouldn’t hurt the U.S. to replicate when more egregious acts of racism happen here, and get swept under the rug.
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