Breaking Barriers: Institutional Racism
An Indigenous mother records herself crying out in pain at a Quebec hospital, but it took her death for the country to hear her. The Coroner’s report says Joyce Echaquan’s death was an undeniable case of systemic racism.
Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident.
Black, Indigenous and People of Colour say they are treated differently and even looked over for promotions and job opportunities.
And some Indigenous government employees are starting their own legal action, calling out the racism they say happens every day.
Institutional racism can affect people of colour’s mental health, fearful the system will work against them at work, in policing, healthcare, and schools.
What concrete action can all Canadians take to eliminate systemic racism? And how can people of faith play a role in this fight?
This week on Context, breaking barriers in institutional racism.