Updated: Jan 15, 2020
Racism and intolerance are often justified by rumours, gossip and stereotypes, aimed at reinforcing prejudices, excluding and dehumanizing diverse individuals & families.
Armed with a 115-page strategy report titled "City Free of Rumours: How to Build an Anti-Rumour Strategy In My City." the City of Sault St. Marie has applied for a federal anti-racism grant to put a stop to the rumour mill.
MORE: The pathology of gossip and its toxic impact on community (Sept 2019)