Layla Moran has marked the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year’s theme for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is “Youth standing up against racism”.
Young people were at the forefront of the Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd in the United States. Layla said “we still have much more to do” on racial injustice, marking the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Layla Moran said: “There is no doubt that the Black Lives Matter movement has highlighted the importance of rooting out racial discrimination, hatred, and intolerance, but we still have much more to do. We need brilliant young people, from diverse backgrounds to help us lead the way.
“Young people were among the leading voices highlighting the urgency with which we need to address racial injustices that have been overlooked for so long. Young people are ready to lead and wanted to have a conversation about Britain’s colonial past and how we teach future generations about Empire and our role in the slave trade.
“Political representation is also important, and the Liberal Democrats want to encourage more people of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds to join our movement, to speak up for their community, and to stand for the Liberal Democrats in the future. We are a party that believes in universal human rights, and our core values of equality, liberty and community.”
To find more about the United Nations’ International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination here.