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
  • 43 Titles

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BBC Documentaries KKK: The Fight for White Supremacy

America's most infamous supremacist group – the Ku Klux Klan – says they are in the midst of a revival, with a surge in membership and cross burnings across the Deep South. Filmmaker Dan Murdoch meets the leaders of the Loyal White Knights, who claim to be the largest Klan chapter, to witness first-hand their secretive rituals and hear about ...
  • 2015
  • 00:52:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/03/2020

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The Current Labels are for Cans: Managing autism in the workplace

People with high-functioning autism are said to have an "invisible disability." But it's not always completely invisible. There can be problems communicating, troublesome ticks, or socially inappropriate behaviour. Sometimes, it's enough to result in dismissal. Advocates say workplaces should be more accommodating. But as CBC reporter Julie Ireton discovered, there is a bigger debate taking place about whether workers with ...
  • 2014
  • 00:19:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/16/2014

The National McGill dumps Redmen team name after calls from Indigenous community

Montreal's McGill University has announced it will change the name of its men's varsity sports teams – the Redmen – after Indigenous students, faculty and staff said the name is discriminatory.
  • 2019
  • 00:03:08
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/28/2019

News in Review - April 2018 Missing, Murdered, Mishandled: Systemic Racism in Canada's Justice System?

Can Indigenous individuals receive fair treatment in Canada’s policing and courts system? Three high profile cases — the acquittal of the accused killers in the deaths of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine, as well as the mishandled investigation into the death of Stacy DeBungee — have highlighted the harsh reality of our justice system when it comes to Indigenous people. The outcome ...
  • 2018
  • 00:17:58
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 04/19/2018

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  • NIR-18-04 - Missing, Murdered, Mishandled: Systemic Racism in Canada's Justice System?

CBC Docs POV nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up New

On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with his friends. The jury’s subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded within Canada’s legal system and propelling Colten’s family to national and international stages in their pursuit ...
  • 2020
  • 00:44:02
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 08/12/2020

The National Ontario judge says carding has little to no value as a policing tool

An Ontario judge who earlier this week called for the elimination of random street checks said carding only generates "low quality intelligence" and alienates certain communities from the police.
  • 2019
  • 00:02:31
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

News in Review - January 2015 Our Canada: Are We Racist?

Many Canadians see their country as safe, clean and equal. But is that third notion really true? Do we actually treat each other the same regardless of skin colour? Duncan McCue sets out to answer the big question: are we racist?
  • 2015
  • 00:17:49
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/21/2015

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  • NIR-15-01 - Our Canada: Are We Racist?

News in Review - December 2002 Policing and Race in Canada

The recent report in The Toronto Star accusing the Toronto police of racial profiling has renewed the debate across Canada on whether racial minorities get the same treatment as others from police forces. We look at the situation in Toronto and other recent issues including the incident two years ago in Saskatchewan concerning the police and Aboriginal people.
  • 2002
  • 00:13:56
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2002

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  • Policing and Race in Canada