The education curriculum is currently being managed on a provincial level, which allows for inconsistency in messages and content and allows for biases;
We need to have a united message as a nation, free from biases that could exist provincially, to optimize the sucess of our future generation;
The current curriculum does not discuss the reality of our roots as a nation and should be revised to articulate the reality of the actions taken against African-American, Indigenous, and minority populations in the past; and
Having a consistent message amongst all provinces as well as lessons of past oppression and discrimination on a more in-depth scale and true to the nation's past actions would assist in instilling early conversations of anti-racism with our youth and creates allies in future generations.
We, the undersigned, citizens and residents of Canada, call upon the Government of Canada to create a position in the cabinet for a federal minister of education and work with provincial ministries to revise the current history curriculum taught in elementary and secondary schools so that it can include further insight on the effects of racism against African-American, Indigenous, and minority populations in Canada.
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