Panel attended by over 140 participants, including students, teachers, parents, faculty, and alumni

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The University of Toronto Schools is a secondary school with students from Grades 7–12.
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Overt and subtle prejudicial treatment of Black students in the University of Toronto Schools (UTS) community have been experienced by students spanning multiple graduating classes, according to an online panel discussion attended by over 140 people on June 10.

The panel, co-moderated by UTS Black Equity Committee executives Daeja Sutherland and Leyat Tesfaye, comprised Taylor Shirtliff-Hinds (Class of ‘17), Cindy Gao (Class of ‘17), and Kyra Colbert (Class of ‘16), all third-year undergraduates at Harvard University.

The discussions follow unprecedented international demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality, sparked by the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, by…

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