As a collective of educational research associations, CSSE is committed to supporting scholarly work that uncovers, names and seeks to redress systemic racism, injustice and colonialist/paternalistic practices in educational and community settings across Canada.
In light of the current situation of racial tension and outrage sparked by the murder of George Floyd, CSSE aligns itself in solidarity with those who are standing up for equality, justice and an end to systemic racism in Canada, the United States and around the world. We acknowledge, that for many people of Black, Indigenous and Asian heritages, and for so many others, overt and covert forms racism and discrimination are experienced on a daily basis. We must work harder to actively challenge racism in all its forms. We pledge to encourage, support and stand alongside our members who engage in research and courageous practices that will lead to the necessary deep-seated changes for a more just and equitable society for all.
We therefore call not only for the vehement denunciation of all forms of racism and discrimination, but above all for concrete action to combat them.
Black lives matter.