The greedy tendencies of police departments help illustrate why public police funding is a major problem today in Canada and the United States.
My profiling experience left me questioning how I am viewed in wider society.
Injustices towards the Palestinians’ struggle don’t stop at the borders of Gaza or the boundaries of East Jerusalem. Across Canada, the atmosphere is menacing for those who speak up for justice.
New research on Wisconsin’s changing demographics suggests that racial integration and political polarization were a combustible combination in Kenosha, where violence erupted in August.
It is not just policing agencies that have a systemic racism problem, Canadian prisons do too
Research on excessive use of force by police and the sociological context and psychological characteristics of killer cops point to useful policy measures.
Algorithms can take much of the hard work out of tough decisions. But to avoid problems like the Robodebt debacle or unfair parole rulings, we need to ensure machines operate with human-like ethics.
A new report on Mexicans in the US paints a troubling picture about the treatment of the country’s largest immigrant group.
Is a $25 million judgement against Oberlin College going to chill free speech – or is the wealth of a publicly subsidized private college helping polarize debates about race and politics?
How do we reconcile the daily racism that Black people face in our country with our public expressions of multicultural pride?
Last week a young Black scholar at a Canadian conference was detained. Defending oneself against racial profiling has a detrimental impact on the health of racialized people.
Police practices like stop and frisk are often criticized as racial profiling. But it can be tricky to figure out from the data which officers are the worst offenders.
An incident in which a Smith College employee called police on a black student who ‘seemed out of place’ is just the latest in a string of cases of racial ‘profiling by proxy,’ three scholars argue.
A longstanding view of minorities as outsiders contributes to negative encounters with campus police. A researcher argues how greater empathy can lessen the urge to call the police in the first place.
As CCTV cameras become more widespread, it’s becoming more difficult for people to protect their locational privacy in public.
Black youth need programs that develop emotional intelligence – to combat institutional racism, social exclusion and white supremacy. The government’s promised $19 million is not enough.
Pardoning a man who has illegally used racial profiling to round up Latinos could send a message to law enforcement that aggressive tactics are OK by the president.
In his first year of office, Trump’s immigration policy will likely focus not on building an expensive wall, but rather on the work that earned Obama the nickname ‘Deporter in Chief.’
A macho culture prevails in police departments in America. The recent killing of Philando Castile serves as one example of the way racial bias and police officer machismo work together.