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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News in Review - October 2001 Racism: Then and Now

This report examines the UN conference on racism and xenophobia, held in Durban, South Africa, that was marred by controversy and discord over such issues as reparations for slavery and the wording of a conference statement accusing Israel of apartheid-like behaviour. Bringing the issue closer to home, we also examine the black experience in Nova Scotia and recent calls there ...
  • 2001
  • 00:13:13
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2001

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  • Racism: Then and Now

The National Scathing report finds systemic racism in Thunder Bay's police force

In a scathing report, Ontario's independent police watchdog says systemic racism exists throughout the Thunder Bay Police Service. It goes on to state that the "inadequacy" of at least nine investigations into the deaths of Indigenous people over the past several years was "so problematic" that they should be reopened.
  • 2018
  • 00:03:04
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/22/2019

CBC Docs POV Skinhead

Brad was a prime target for neo-Nazi recruiters — a white 18-year-old punk, in and out of trouble with the law, a street brawler already in his fourth high school, a kid without direction. Lured by the promise of comradeship in a gang of “like-minded” men, Brad found what he wanted most: belonging. He spent 13 years in “the movement,” ...
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/27/2018

George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight Soapbox: Wab Kinew

Wab Kinew offers a thought-provoking look at five stereotypes he hears about Indigenous people all the time — and why people need to stop using them.
  • 2012
  • 00:01:44
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/25/2017

News in Review - September 2020 Systemic Racism: Does it Exist in Canada? New

After the death of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer in Minneapolis in May 2020, and the global protests that followed, many began to hear the term “systemic racism.” The term suggests that many businesses, institutions and society itself is rife with underlying racism. In Canada, we tend to deny that our culture is racist, from ignoring ...
  • 2020
  • 00:10:59
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 09/30/2020

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The National Tech companies stop selling facial recognition software to police

A third tech company has said it will stop selling facial recognition software to police forces because it fails to accurately recognize Black faces, especially those of Black women. Canadian police forces are also backing away.
  • 2020
  • 00:01:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 06/17/2020

News in Review - March 2018 The Killing of Colten Boushie: Exposing Racial Divides

The trial of Gerald Stanley in the death of Colten Boushie exposed deep racial divides in our Canadian culture. Boushie was a young Cree man from the Red Pheasant First Nation in Saskatchewan. He and his friends drove onto the farm of Gerald Stanley, a 56-year-old white farmer, in August 2016. When the dust settled, Boushie was dead and Stanley ...
  • 2018
  • 00:21:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 03/27/2018

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  • NIR-18-03 - ​The Killing of Colten Boushie: Exposing Racial Divides

Canadian Race Relations Foundation The Science of Racism

This video explores the ways in which our brain compartmentalizes, classifies and subconsciously discriminates in order to make sense of the world around us.
  • 2018
  • 00:51:07
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 05/14/2020