Sick of Racism

Who we are

We’re a group of CUPE 3902 members and UofT students/workers.

Why we are

There is only so much you can take before you’ve had enough. We’re here to call out the racism, institutional and systemic, we see on campus. 

About the Campaign

Sick of Racism is a campaign created by members of CUPE 3902 aimed at fighting back against, and educating the community about, the toxic effects racism has in the workplace on the health and safety of racialized workers. 

5 Things You Should Know

Courtesy of MTV, here are five things you should know about racism. A good start if this is your first time visiting our site!

Racism in Ontario

Prejudice runs deep through our shared history. Where prejudices have shaped the policies, practices and procedures of institutions we use every day, we must work to eliminate them.

Systemic racism can lead to the over-representation of racialized, Black and Indigenous people in our jails and children’s aid services. It can lead to Indigenous youth facing unfair economic challenges, and being unable to access healthcare. It can explain why Islamophobia and anti-Black attitudes persist, and often intersect.

-Anti-Racism Directorate, Ontario

Your Stories

We’ve created this section to give community members an opportunity to share your stories. By sharing our stories, we can empower others who are also experiencing the negative effects of racism. 

We have received permission from individuals to share their stories with you here.

Sick of Racism? Join us in the fight back!

No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

Nelson Mandela