COMMUNITY RESOURCE ON RACIAL PROFILING
STOP RACIAL PROFILING!
Understanding Racial Profiling and Violence
Have you been followed by security in a store?
Have you been ignored or dismissed when accessing services?
Have you been treated differently because of your non-Western name(s)?
Have you been through repeated “random” searches at security checkpoints?
Have you been physically harmed and detained by police because of your skin colour?
This is racial profiling. Racial profiling refers to the racial identification and control of bodies based on race, skin colour, ethnicity, religion, national origin and non-Western practices. Racial profiling interacts with other parts of our identities, such as all genders, sexualities, ages, classes, languages, and citizenships. Racial profiling targets certain racialized individuals and groups making them suspicious of criminal activity. Different racialized individual and groups experience racial profiling differently, some more than others.
To read the document on Racial Profiling please click HERE
Created by the Ad Hoc Committee Against Racial Profiling & Racial Violence (July 29. 2015)