Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. On this day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people peacefully demonstrating against apartheid pass laws in Sharpeville, South Africa.
This year’s theme is to mitigate and counter rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies. Racist extremist movements based on ideologies that seek to promote populist, nationalist agendas are spreading.
Stand up against racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance.