Urban Alliance on Race Relations
Organization profile published 1980

Publisher:  The Urban Alliance on Race Relations (UARR), Toronto, Canada
Year Published:  1980
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2048

The Urban Alliance on Race Relations (UARR) is a voluntary organization which was begun in 1975. The main focus of the UARR is the problems of minority ethnic groups in multicultural settings such as urban west.

Racist practices against visible minorities arise, according to UARR, because the presence of people with different skin colours, languages and culture cause uncertainty among whites. The uncertainty and fear of whites because of non-white immigrants, often leads to open hostility. Such hostility has been practiced against blacks and Asians in Canada. UARR sees as its mandate to reduce the tensions which lead to such hostility.

In fulfilling this mandate, the UARR has five committees. The Legislation committee deals with the existence and implementation of the Ontario Human Rights code. The Liaison group on Law Enforcement on Race Relations code deal with racism as it is practiced by the police force in cities like Toronto. The Media committee deals with racism in all media forms. The Local Awareness committee deals specifically with racist practices in the community, and produces such slide/tape show as Growing Together.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1980.

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