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Racial Profiling in Canada: Part 1

Through high profile stories of people like Mahar Arar and Frank Paul, the reality of racial profiling is brought into the spotlight. But for many racialized communities, racial profiling is something that is a part of daily life that is not often discussed in the mainstream.

A recently published book “Conflict, Crisis and Accountability: Racial Profiling and Law Enforcement in Canada” takes a closer look at the issue. Stark Raven interviewed the author, Charles C. Smith, about his book.

Charles C. Smith is a consultant to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal, and a Lecturer at the University of Toronto. He has authored numerous papers on racial profiling, equality and diversity and is also a published playwright, essayist and poet.

To hear his talk from the forum Confronting Racial Profiling: Racism, Policing and Community Responses, click here. The forum was organized by the Canadian Centre For Policy Alternatives and took place in Burnaby, BC on Feb 21, 2008.

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