Statement from Dr. David Swann on International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Edmonton, AB (March 21, 2016): In 1966, the General Assembly of the United Nations formally reaffirmed that “racial discrimination and apartheid are denials of human rights and fundamental freedoms and of justice are offences against human dignity”.

Though the declaration was primarily aimed at a now dead regime, a mere glance at today’s news tells us the words ring as true today as they did 50 years ago.

“We must constantly strive against racial discrimination,” says Swann. “Alberta is a thriving melting pot of people, culture and religion – a mix which brings new ideas, new ways of thinking and new opportunities. We all benefit from this diversity.”