During Bloomberg's tenure as New York mayor, five million predominantly black and brown youths were stopped under "stop and frisk." Now he wants communities of colour to accept his apology.
Canadian Khalid Awan paid one of the heaviest imaginable prices for the system of racial profiling, mass arrests and indefinite detentions that targeted racialized communities after 9/11.
Until the institutional bias that exists in society is addressed, the use of technology will not help eliminate bias in police work.
Racism is unacceptable, anywhere, anytime. We must be especially intolerant of racism when it appears as official government policy, enshrined in secret documents in black and white.
On Nov. 17, 2016, the Toronto Police Services Board voted to continue the practice of carding in a revised form. Organizers and community members speak out against this practice in an open letter.
It has now been five months since we started hearing about Canadian kids affected by the Canadian version of the no-fly list and unfortunately, the situation hasn't improved much since.
Rather than dedicating new money to an office for counter-radicalization, the Liberal government should be developing alternatives for disaffected youth.
We like to believe the bad old days are now historic artifacts to be mea culpa-ed during African Nova Scotia Month each year. The reality is we have never fully escaped our history.
Talking Radical Radio
Pastor Lennett Anderson and Ann Divine talk about one community's challenge to both a specific case and the broader issue of consumer racial profiling.
New York City Police Officer James Frascatore and his co-conspirators should not just be fired. They should be arrested for police brutality and excessive force after a pattern of racist violence.