‘Overwhelming and emotional’: Teachers’ union president feels encouraged after sharing experience with racism 

‘Overwhelming and emotional’

In the News
May 27, 2021

TORONTO — A community of educators is rallying around Jennifer Brown, the president of the Elementary Teachers of Toronto, after she shared her disturbing experience with racism.

“I’ve been supported by my fellow teachers coming out in droves and many people sharing their story and many people stepping forward,” Brown told CP24.

She was the target of a letter that included racial slurs.

Toronto police are investigating the note as a hate crime.

“We know that hate crimes not only victimize an individual but also the entire group they identify with,” a spokesperson said.