Mississippi woman fights “everyday” intolerance

Sarah White, Board President of the Mississippi Workers' Centre for Human Rights (United States), addresses the General Assembly high-level meeting to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the adoption of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action.

Racism and injustice were a part of Sarah White's everyday life in Mississippi, a southern state in the United States with a history of racial intolerance.

But this civil rights activist decided not to tolerate that intolerance.

She organized fellow workers and has made great strides against the unfair treatment of Black and poor workers.

Ms. White spoke recently at the UN General Assembly which commemorated the 10th anniversary of the international community's blueprint to fight racism. It's known as the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action.

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