Racial Profiling

Racial Profiling Defines My Life As A Teenager

Kobei McLeish-Diaz | Posted 04.04.2017 | Canada Living
Kobei McLeish-Diaz

My parents raised me with a good head on my shoulders and taught me the rights and the wrongs of the world: Follow your morals, get an education, and live life to the fullest. They have also taught me that I will have to work twice as hard as others, because the system has set me up for failure.

Nova Scotia Course Teaches Retail Workers How To Not Be Racist

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Business

It's the first course of its kind in Canada.

Race Data Key To Ending Racial Profiling Among Canadian Police

Siavash V. | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada Politics
Siavash V.

The collection and dissemination of race-based statistics is essential to the examination and elimination of any racial disparities that may exist. By remaining uncommitted to this initiative, Canadian law enforcement has essentially shrugged its shoulders to the troubles many visible minority Canadians face.

Stop Making Degrading Assumptions About People With Disabilities

Danielle S. McLaughlin | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Danielle S. McLaughlin

Most of us have gone beyond the notion of jobs that can be performed only by men or only by women, and that race is something that is a predictor of behaviour of any kind. Why have we not begun to approach our assumptions around disability?

Modern Racism In Canada Has Deep Colonial Roots

Charmaine Nelson | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Living
Charmaine Nelson

There can be no full comprehension of contemporary racism without an understanding and acknowledgement of its historical, colonial roots. Put simply, contemporary racism is historical racism; it is just a continuation and adaptation in another form, another guise of policies, strategies, systems.

German Police Defend Racial Profiling On New Year's Eve

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada

The police chief said he felt it was necessary.

Airport Racially Profiles Cover Star Of Inflight Magazine

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.04.2016 | Canada Living

It's not the first time he's been "typecast as a terrorist."

Canada's Anti-Islamophobia Motion A Shining Example To The World

Samer Majzoub | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Samer Majzoub

Canada's parliament adopted unanimously a motion to condemn all forms of Islamophobia in the country. The fact that the motion received no objection from any of the federal parties shows that the Liberal, NDP, Conservative and Bloc Quebecois members have a clear understanding that Islamophobia is a severe form of bigotry.

These Studies Shouldn't Be Used To Avoid The Issue Of Racial Profiling

Monia Mazigh | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

News last week about the two-year study of the traffic stop data collected by the Ottawa Police were quickly dismissed by the same researchers who conducted it, as "not necessarily indicative of causation, and it doesn't prove racial profiling." So what is the point of conducting such a study if those results cannot be used to speak about racial profiling, admit its existence and thus dealing with it?

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit After Police Dog Attacks Saskatoon Woman

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Alberta

She says the attack was an incident of racial profiling.

Drug Charges Dropped For Ontario Pair Due To Racial Profiling

CP | Madeline Smith, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada

The judge ruled that the stop represented "very serious'' violations of the charter.

What Is Feeding Gun Violence, Racism And Anger

Camillo Zacchia, PhD | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Living
Camillo Zacchia, PhD

Seeing an innocent member of your 'team' die tragically feeds this sense of 'us and them.' Micah Johnson, the Dallas shooter, did not see fathers, sons or brothers. He only saw white people and cops. This is the same mentality that fuels the atrocities of ISIS. When we see a group instead of an individual we feel justified in killing an innocent member of that group. Trained as a soldier, Johnson only saw 'the enemy.'

This Is Why People Of Colour Fear The Police

Jesse Wente | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Living
Jesse Wente

I told him that Indigenous people fear the police because of many instances of abuse and the feeling that it was an institution designed to oppress Indigenous people. He told me that wasn't true. I told him their actions say something different. And that was that. It was only a few weeks later, walking with my then girlfriend (and future and present wife) late at night on Adelaide outside her apartment that the cruiser pulled up beside us. They shone the spotlight on me and ordered me to face the wall.

Counterterrorism Plans Won't Be Effective Until Biases Are Addressed

Monia Mazigh | Posted 06.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Monia Mazigh

Last federal budget, the government announced the plan to create a counter terrorism office. This new initiative named as the Office of the Community Outreach and Counter-radicalization Co-ordinator would cost Canadian taxpayers $35 millions dollars. With an initial funding of $3 million in 2016-2017 and a $10 million a year in the subsequent years.

Muslim Student Kicked Off Southwest Flight For Speaking Arabic

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 04.17.2016 | Canada

“The humiliation made me so afraid.”

Police Deny Racism And Demand Data (That They Won't Collect)

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 04.08.2017 | Canada Politics
Joshua Ostroff

Want to know what's more offensive than a months-old tweet by a Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder? Here you go: Toronto Police Association president Mike McCormack is fiercely attacking Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne for the crime of acknowledging systemic racism exists.

Police Must Address Racial Profiling Head On To Rebuild Trust

Renu Mandhane | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada Politics
Renu Mandhane

Officers should be required explicitly to advise individuals of their right to walk away if they are not under arrest. The reason for the stop should be in the receipt provided. Officer training on systemic racism and racial profiling should be required. Data collection to create greater accountability should be standardized across police services.

Hudson's Bay To Educate Staff After Racial Profiling Accusation

CP | Rob Roberts, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Business

HALIFAX — The Hudson's Bay Company has agreed to educate its staff on racial profiling as part of a settlement in the case of a now-deceased Nova S...

Black Businessman Interviews White Woman In Quebec. Someone Calls 911

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 02.29.2016 | Canada

Laval police received a 911 call about a young black man trying to recruit a young white female for "most probably prostitution."

Canada's Secretive No-Fly List Is Only Getting Worse

Faisal Kutty | Posted 02.11.2017 | Canada Politics
Faisal Kutty

The government's appeal to national security should not exempt it from rigorous accountability and oversight. As many critics have argued, the system envisaged by the Passenger Protect Program and as amended by SATA has proven neither necessary nor effective. It is unconstitutional.

Race Still Has A Place In Modern Medicine

Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi

As members of ethnic minority groups have suffered historically because of what has erroneously and malevolently been ascribed as innate inferiority, should physicians avoid reifying race by espousing a "colourblind" practice? It depends.

Don't Blame The End Of Carding For An Increase In Gun Violence

Renu Mandhane | Posted 02.04.2017 | Canada Politics
Renu Mandhane

Like most people that call this city home, I am deeply troubled by Sunday's shooting deaths in Toronto's Chinatown and the eight other gun-related deaths the city saw in January. This is obviously unacceptable, and police must be supported in their efforts to investigate and prosecute those responsible for these horrific crimes. That being said, most people would be hesitant to draw any clear conclusions about why we have seen a high number of gun crimes over the past month. Mike McCormack, president of the Toronto Police Association, the union that represents police officers, feels differently.

It Is Not Just Black Men Who Matter

Andrea Anderson | Posted 09.27.2016 | Canada Living
Andrea Anderson

Women of colour who have spoken most openly and fervently on behalf of their male family and community members are often at the forefront of the debate surrounding police misconduct. Yet, women have also been victimized by the police and often in precisely the same ways as men -- police stops, shootings and racial profiling.

This App Could Help Victims of Racial Profiling

Samuel Getachew | Posted 07.17.2016 | Canada Impact
Samuel Getachew

There are too many of us who are randomly stopped by the police, questioned and ridiculed for no reason. Many of us lack an understanding of our basic human rights. But a new smartphone application, developed by a newly minted lawyer and activist, comes as a relief to many of us.

Zara Faces Accusations Of Racial Discrimination

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Style

Zara is under fire once again for allegedly racial profiling customers at its New York City locations, and for treating employees of colour unequally.