Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Time for determined action against profiling: Editorial - TORONTO STAR

Originally published: May 3, 2017
Publisher: TheStar.com 

The Ontario Human Rights Commission’s new report shows the evidence that discrimination is widespread is compelling. What is missing is determined action to end it.

It’s not just carding. Forms of racial profiling are all too common in Ontario in every walk of life – from the workplace to hospitals, schools, the courts, public transit and even shopping malls.

A new report from the Ontario Human Rights Commission paints a disturbing picture of how negative racial and religious stereotypes are “pervasive” throughout society. Those on the receiving end – including black people, indigenous people and those with a Middle Eastern or South Asian background – suffer various forms of overt or subtle discrimination.