Premier Dalton McGuinty is seriously considering the controversial collection of race-based statistics across Ontario as a means of fighting youth violence.
"I think we need to ask ourselves what do we need to do to make sure that we are properly attacking the roots of youth violence," McGuinty said yesterday. "I just think that none of us any longer enjoy the luxury of bringing an ideological approach to dealing with race-based data."
Is this a good idea? Will it further marginalize the racialized? Will it help direct resources where they're required?