Canada is overdue for a reckoning with its anti-black racism | Tayo Bero

A recent incident in Alberta is yet another reminder that Canada’s post-racial image is a myth – and a dangerous one

Scores of supporters rallied together in Edmonton, Alberta, last week, in solidarity with the family of an 11-year-old-boy who was racially profiled for wearing a durag at school.

On 12 September, Emmell Summerville, a sixth-grade student at Christ the King school, was asked to remove the durag because it “contravened school policy that states no caps, bandanas or hats are allowed in the school”.

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