Committee Against Racism
Organization profile published 1980
Publisher: The Committee Against Racism (CAR), Toronto, Canada
Year Published: 1980
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2049
The Committee Aganist Racism (CAR) is working against racist practices against ethnic minorities who are among the working class. CAR has six chapters across Canada, in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, Calgary and Vancouver.
CAR has been involved in arguing against the deportation of immigrants such as seven Jamaican mothers. The basis for the deportation of these mothers was their presence in Canada as immigrants in a time of high unemployment. CAR called for petitions, demonstrations, letters and telegrams from people to support the position that these seven Jamacian mothers should not be deported, and was successful in persuading the Immigration department to withdraw the deporation orders.
CAR supports the Quebec right to self-dertermination because of the discrimination and oppression that Quebecois have suffered. CAR is also involved in the Action Committee Against Racism which is focusing on racism as practiced by police forces. CAR has also supported and worked with the Canadian Indian Movement, the Albert Johnson coalition and the Anti W-5 Chinese Coalition.
CAR is beginning to work in International Education. They support the Arab Community Centre in support of the Palestine Liberation Organization. CAR is also working to combat what it sees as an anti-Moslem sentiment arising out of the relationship of Iran and United States.