In Canada, its never about race

A black immigrant in Toronto waves a household object in a “threatening” manner. Police are called. The man is described as disturbed, unruly, unstable, and most-importantly — dangerous. Concerned police plead with the man to drop the weapon but their cries are ignored. Finally, they are forced to shoot him. He dies. A familiar tragedy.In 1979 the man was Albert […]

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Black Lives Matter? Multiculturalism & Race

This post originally appeared in Now Magazine: The shooting death of Andrew Loku by a Toronto police officer on July 5 is hauntingly similar to the killing of Albert Johnson by police in 1979. The shootings are separated by nearly 40 years, but both men were shot in their homes on a Sunday morning. Both […]

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