March 28, 2017
The growth of hatred and Islamophobia, and personal experiences with racists inspired us to set up the #stophateca roundup. For now, it will be a bi-weekly round-up to document hateful acts and document engagement to confront hate by communities and allies. Please send us things you are doing and incidents you experience. Use the hashtag #stophateca or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is effective, racist organizing happening in “alt-right” circles in Canada that is bringing a lot of hate out into the open. We need to organize ourselves to fight back.
While working on this article, we had to wade through a lot of the hateful posts. We won’t publish those messages here — there’s no need to give them oxygen. The hatred is being fanned and organized. We must stand up.