Standing with Asian-Canadian neighbours against hate

Written by #TeamNextdoor

With the recent rise in anti-Asian rhetoric and unprovoked attacks across Canada and the U.S., it’s important to reiterate that racism has no place on Nextdoor. Neighbours can play an important role in building stronger, more inclusive communities, and we’ve been inspired by the many neighbours who continue to come together to show their support. 

While the pandemic is top of mind, it is critical that we support our Asian-Canadian neighbours, including our local Asian-Canadian businesses. Here is a list of resources to learn more and take action:

It is also crucial in these times to communicate with kindness, compassion, and respect. We would like to proactively reiterate Nextdoor’s policy prohibiting racism, discrimination, and hate speech to ensure conversations on Nextdoor remain respectful and productive. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Threats, insults, or attacks against individuals or groups based on race, colour, ethnicity, immigration status, national origin, religion, or faith;
  • Derogatory racial terms, slurs, profanity, stereotypes, or other insulting imagery, memes, or language that reduce an individual’s humanity;
  • Suggesting, showing, threatening, or glorifying the use of violence — even jokingly — against an individual or group;
  • Referring to the current pandemic using terms that may stigmatize or stereotype a group of people. We ask, in accordance with guidance from the World Health Organization (WHO), that members use the terms “coronavirus” and “COVID-19” when discussing the current pandemic.

We are committed to removing any content or behaviour that violates this policy. We leverage a combination of technology, member reports, and moderation by our Nextdoor Leads to detect and remove content, behaviour, and individuals that discriminate or make others feel unwelcome. If you see a post or comment that you believe is discriminatory or racist in nature, please follow these steps to report it. If you see a post from a member whose behaviour is discriminatory or racist, please follow these steps to report the individual or contact us here.

Thank you for your part in cultivating a kinder world where everyone has a neighbourhood to rely on. 

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