Bills are piling up and they fear they won’t be able to return to school this fall. Despite this, Jama decided to speak out about the racist comments she said she has endured in the work camps for the past three years, such as: “I can’t find work because ISIS is taking all of our jobs.” “Oh you speak proper English? Most of you guys don’t speak proper English” “It’s shocking but you have to bite your tongue,” said Jama, who has also filed a human rights complaint and welcomed Husky’s investigation. “I’m a minority so I don’t have a say, even though I was born here. It makes me feel helpless and useless in the country I was born in,” she said. “That’s how it is as a black girl in this world. You must go through those obstacles in life.” Mark Cherrington, a social justice advocate in Edmonton, said “the Canadian thing to do” would be for Husky to provide the trio with another employment opportunity. Edmonton social justice worker Mark Cherrington urged Husky to offer the fired workers another job. (Giselle Rosario) “Their lives were really disrupted, in my opinion, by no fault of their own other than their religious beliefs,” he said.
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