Islamophobia: Noun. An unfounded hostility towards Muslims, and therefore, fear or dislike of all or most Muslims.
Bill Closs, former Kingston police chief who made the rare move of collecting race-based statistics, says police chiefs won’t willingly collect this data and government must require it.
The provincial government has announced a new three-year strategic plan to fight systemic racism, pledging to introduce new anti-racism legislation, commit $47 million to a black youth action plan, and start collecting race-based data in various institutions.
The Rights Advocacy Coalition for Equality (R.A.C.E.) and Legal Aid Ontario (LAO) are hosting a free educational event: Confronting Race and Racism in the Criminal Justice System.