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Spice Radio extends solidarity with Black Lives Matter Featured

 

A Burnaby-based South Asian radio station that started its campaign against racism in 2015, has strongly denounced the killing of George Floyd, an African American who died in police custody recently.

Floyd’s death has sparked angry protests all over North America.

This is being seen as part of structural racism and violence against black people.

#HandsAgainstRacism, which has entered its sixth year, was launched on the birth anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. by Spice Radio CEO Shushma Datt in January, 2015.

A veteran broadcaster, Datt, who was born and raised in Kenya, has been familiar with the racism endured by the black community.

On June 2, Spice Radio made a strong statement expressing its solidarity with “Black brothers and sisters”.

The statement read, “We send our condolences and prayers to George Floyd’s family and to the countless others, who have lost their loved ones to this senseless and systemic violence.”

Earlier, Datt had called for an end to growing hatred against people of Asian origin in Canada in the light of COVID 19.

The pandemic, which has its roots in China, has triggered racially motivated attacks against people of Asian descent in Vancouver.

Datt says that her campaign provides a platform to voices that need to be heard under such difficult circumstances.

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