"Post-racial" US and Canada, Part 1
Racial profiling doesn’t work at catching criminals. The
"The cumulative effect on individuals of bearing this burden... would be enormously damaging on their self-respect. It would also undermine fundamental principles of equal dignity and worth and respect for the presumption of innocence.”
According to a Statistics Canada report entitled “Visible Minorities in
“Visible minorities earned an average of [about $22,500] in 1995--15% below the national average. They earn less, even though they also tend to have a higher level of education.” Even when adjusting for education, coloured people are still less likely to be hired than people of colourlessness, and less likely to be promoted.
In 2003, CBC reporter Stephane Alari in
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation surveyed Canadians with the question “Do you believe... federal and provincial governments should ban the use of racial profiling by police?” 46.9% said no.
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