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
  • 41 Titles

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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

The National Tech companies stop selling facial recognition software to police New

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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Canadian Race Relations Foundation The Science of Racism New

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

Firsthand The Skin We're In

Urgent, controversial and undeniably honest, The Skin We’re In is a wake-up call to complacent Canadians. Racism is here. It is everywhere. It is us and we are it. Following celebrated journalist Desmond Cole as he researches his hotly anticipated book, this documentary from acclaimed director Charles Officer pulls back the curtain on racism in Canada.
  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 07/11/2017

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  • The Skin We're In teacher guide

The Fifth Estate Throwaway Citizens

This documentary picks up pages of the bureaucratic paper trail which led to the ethnic cleansing of British Columbia – the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II. There was never any legitimate security risk involved. Motive for the internment and confiscation of their property had everything to do with commercial jealousy and racism mixing with politics. After the ...
  • 1995
  • 00:32:15
  • 9-12
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

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