For racial prejudice to be systemic in Canada or the US it would have to be designed into the economic system. I don’t see that it is. The confusion arises because there are so many people who are prejudiced and they occupy positions in the service industries, but most detrimentally, in the police service. I have believed since 1961, when I witnessed two Toronto policemen being brutally rough with a drunk white man, that the police should interview very thoroughly, using a polygraph, recruits to the police force. That is the crux of the problem: brutal people get into the police force. That is the problem that needs to be corrected, as I see it.
Filed under: Comments on News Stories | June 5th, 2020