Fighting Racism and Discrimination

This collection looks at the fight against discrimination and racism in Canada. It includes examples of ongoing efforts across the country to remove barriers to equity, diversity and inclusion and to reduce inequities in all sectors of society.

  • 2019
  • 13-14
  • 32 Titles

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The National 'Unprecedented' report released on racial profiling by Toronto police

A black person in Toronto is nearly 20 times more likely than a white person to be shot and killed by police, according to a new Ontario Human Rights Commission report on race and policing. The commission's interim report said black people were over-represented in several types of violent police interactions, including use-of-force cases, shootings, deadly encounters and fatal shootings.
  • 2018
  • 00:05:18
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 04/03/2019

CBC News Borrow a Stereotype

They say familiarity breeds contempt, but could it actually breed acceptance? That's the idea behind a project called the Living Library. It started in Europe, and recently CBC News Sunday visited California for the launch of the first Living Library in North America. The idea: "check out" a person, instead of a book. Sit down face-to-face with the type of ...
  • 2008
  • 00:10:25
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

The National Can online hate be controlled?

After the Quebec City mosque attack, local talk radio shows were implicated for stoking hate, but the worst of it is found online. So, where’s the line between free speech and hate speech?
  • 2017
  • 00:12:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/31/2017

News in Review - December 1997 Cole Harbour: A Racial Divide

Long-standing racial tensions surface again in the Maritimes community of Coal Harbour, where the high school is dealing with yet another explosion of violence.
  • 1997
  • 00:13:36
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/1997

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CBC Short Docs Deeply Rooted

Filmmaker Cazhhmere is a seventh-generation black Canadian. Despite this deep history, she’s constantly asked to explain where she’s from — even though the answer is always “Canada.” Cazhhmere is a proud Canadian. Her ancestors were among the first black settlers to come to Canada — her family has spent hundreds of years weaving itself into the fabric of our nation. ...
  • 2016
  • 00:23:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/20/2017

The Lang & O'Leary Exchange Diversity in Ads

There are concerns that minority groups are depicted very differently in commercials than white Canadians, perhaps even playing into outdated stereotypes. Amanda Lang looks at a new study that suggests race representation is problematic in ad campaigns. The University of Toronto's Shyon Baumann, lead author of that study, discusses advertising in Canada and its patterns of racism and bias.
  • 2013
  • 00:05:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/30/2014

On the Money Diversity in the workplace

Diversity is good for business, and yet many companies fall far short of near universal expectations for a more representative workforce. Paolo Gaudiano, founder and CEO at Aleria, believes diversity targets are futile, and explains why we should first focus on performance.
  • 2017
  • 00:06:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/01/2017

The National Does Canada have a jury problem? | The Question

Does Canada have a jury problem? Many friends and relatives of Colten Boushie would say so, after Gerald Stanley was acquitted in his shooting death. Their concern: how juries are selected and how issues of race might play into the right to a fair trial.
  • 2018
  • 00:02:58
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/08/2018