racism

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A mayor, a nun, and a special Red Deer friendship

Born worlds apart, brought together by a shared drive to make Red Deer a more welcoming place

  • Jun 27, 2022

 

Several central Alberta communities are trying to crack down on racist symbols, such as this hateful graffiti scrawled on buildings around Stettler in March — including on a grocery owned by a family originally from South Korea. (Twitter photo @jennymcbeeanz)

Central Alberta towns support anti-racist policies, federal initiative to ban hate symbols

Innisfail, Rocky are among regional communities wanting to crack down on hate symbols

 

FILE - Minneapolis police stand outside the department's 3rd Precinct on May 27, 2020, in Minneapolis. Almost two years after George Floyd died at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers, Minnesota's Department of Human Rights was set Wednesday, April 27, 2022, to announce findings from its investigation into whether the city police department had a pattern or practice of racial discrimination in policing. (Carlos Gonzalez/Star Tribune via AP)

Biden signs policing order on anniversary of Floyd’s death

Biden signs policing order on anniversary of Floyd’s death

  • May 25, 2022

 

FILE - A protester carries a sign in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles on June 1, 2020, during demonstrations after the killing of George Floyd which sparked calls for a racial reckoning to address structural racism that has created longstanding inequities impacting generations of Black Americans. Floyd's murder, along with a series of killings of other Black Americans wrought a heavy emotional and mental toll on Black communities that have already been burdened and traumatized by centuries of oppressive systems and racist practices. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Two years after Floyd murder, racial trauma permeates US

Two years after Floyd murder, racial trauma permeates US

FILE - A protester carries a sign in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles on June 1, 2020, during demonstrations after the killing of George Floyd which sparked calls for a racial reckoning to address structural racism that has created longstanding inequities impacting generations of Black Americans. Floyd's murder, along with a series of killings of other Black Americans wrought a heavy emotional and mental toll on Black communities that have already been burdened and traumatized by centuries of oppressive systems and racist practices. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Minister of National Defence Anita Anand makes an announcement in support of Ukraine during a press conference at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Trudeau cancels appearance at event in B.C. after protesters hurl racial slurs

About four dozen protesters used expletives as they chanted against Trudeau

Minister of National Defence Anita Anand makes an announcement in support of Ukraine during a press conference at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, May 24, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
An investigator works at the scene of a shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, May 16, 2022. The case of a white gunman accused of massacring 10 Black people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket last weekend has highlighted the role of social media to promote hatred. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matt Rourke

Over half of young people see racist content online about immigrants, poll suggests

Leger survey an indication that younger people are more likely to see this sort of content

An investigator works at the scene of a shooting at a supermarket, in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday, May 16, 2022. The case of a white gunman accused of massacring 10 Black people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, N.Y., supermarket last weekend has highlighted the role of social media to promote hatred. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Matt Rourke
FILE - A group of women pray together at a makeshift memorial on the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church in on June 18, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. For many Black Americans, the shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, New York, has stirred up the same feelings they faced after Charleston and other attacks: the fear, the vulnerability, the worry that nothing will be done politically or otherwise to prevent the next act of targeted racial violence. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

In Buffalo, Biden to confront the racism he’s vowed to fight

Biden plans to call for stricter gun laws, urge Americans to reject racism following fatal shooting

FILE - A group of women pray together at a makeshift memorial on the sidewalk in front of the Emanuel AME Church in on June 18, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. For many Black Americans, the shooting at a supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Buffalo, New York, has stirred up the same feelings they faced after Charleston and other attacks: the fear, the vulnerability, the worry that nothing will be done politically or otherwise to prevent the next act of targeted racial violence. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)
Lea (right) grew up in Cameroon and moved to Red Deer in 2018, after spending six years in Montreal. Her friend Amanda has lived in Central Alberta most of her life. Find tools to help make Red Deer a more welcoming place at rdlip.ca/antiracism.

Born half a world apart, a shared passion made them fast friends

Red Deer neighbours Lea and Amanda offer tips for making new connections…

  • May 16, 2022
Lea (right) grew up in Cameroon and moved to Red Deer in 2018, after spending six years in Montreal. Her friend Amanda has lived in Central Alberta most of her life. Find tools to help make Red Deer a more welcoming place at rdlip.ca/antiracism.
“Proud to by your neighbour” anti-racism campaign is underway. (Contributed)
“Proud to by your neighbour” anti-racism campaign is underway. (Contributed)
FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, Anaheim Ducks’ Sheldon Brookbank, left, checks Calgary Flames’ Akim Aliu, a Nigerian-born Canadian, during third period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta. Aliu’s book titled “Akim Aliu Dreamer: Growing Up Black in the World of Hockey,” is due out in February and shares a journey of being a Nigerian-born child of mixed-race parents attempting to assimilate at a young age in Ukraine and Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)

Aliu lands book deal on how he confronted racism in hockey

Graphic novel shares Aliu’s dealing with the difficulties of assimilating in Ukraine and Canada

FILE - In this April 7, 2012, file photo, Anaheim Ducks’ Sheldon Brookbank, left, checks Calgary Flames’ Akim Aliu, a Nigerian-born Canadian, during third period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta. Aliu’s book titled “Akim Aliu Dreamer: Growing Up Black in the World of Hockey,” is due out in February and shares a journey of being a Nigerian-born child of mixed-race parents attempting to assimilate at a young age in Ukraine and Canada. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)
An Edmonton Police Service logo is shown at a press conference in Edmonton, Oct. 2, 2017. Edmonton police say officers have charged four people with separate attacks on people of colour across the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
An Edmonton Police Service logo is shown at a press conference in Edmonton, Oct. 2, 2017. Edmonton police say officers have charged four people with separate attacks on people of colour across the city. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Premier John Horgan talks during a ceremony in the Hall of Honour at the Legislature, in Victoria, Wednesday, March 30, 2022. British Columbia is introducing data collection legislation that the government says starts a process to dismantle systemic racism and discrimination faced by Indigenous Peoples and other racialized communities in the province.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

B.C. tables data collection law to help dismantle systemic racism, says premier

B.C. tables data collection law to help dismantle systemic racism, says premier

Premier John Horgan talks during a ceremony in the Hall of Honour at the Legislature, in Victoria, Wednesday, March 30, 2022. British Columbia is introducing data collection legislation that the government says starts a process to dismantle systemic racism and discrimination faced by Indigenous Peoples and other racialized communities in the province.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, on April 3, 2013. Canada’s top military and civilian defence officials have apologized not responding sooner to questions about systemic racism in the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Racism report to take military to task for not doing more over past 20 years

Report to speak to the impact of colonialism, imbalance in the share of white military personnel

The facade of the headquarters of the Department of National Defence is pictured in Ottawa, on April 3, 2013. Canada’s top military and civilian defence officials have apologized not responding sooner to questions about systemic racism in the Department of National Defence and Canadian Armed Forces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Ahmaud Arbery's father Marcus Arbery speaks to reporters while Wanda Cooper-Jones stands by his side Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 outside the federal courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. The three men convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting have been found guilty of federal hate crimes. A jury delivered its verdict Tuesday after several hours of deliberations. (AP Photo/Lewis Levine)

Ahmaud Arbery’s hometown hopes for change after convictions

Ahmaud Arbery’s hometown hopes for change after convictions

Ahmaud Arbery's father Marcus Arbery speaks to reporters while Wanda Cooper-Jones stands by his side Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 outside the federal courthouse in Brunswick, Ga. The three men convicted of murder in Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting have been found guilty of federal hate crimes. A jury delivered its verdict Tuesday after several hours of deliberations. (AP Photo/Lewis Levine)
This March 13, 2020, photo provided by the Louisville Metro Police Department shows Officer Brett Hankison. A judge has denied a request from the legal team of Hankison, who took part in the deadly 2020 raid on Breonna Taylor’s home, to bar the media from part of his upcoming trial. But Jefferson Circuit Judge Ann Bailey Smith ruled Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, that the media can’t bring cameras into the courtroom while individual prospective jurors are questioned ahead of the trial. (Louisville Metro Police Department via AP)

Ex-officer charged in Breonna Taylor raid begins trial

Ex-officer charged in Breonna Taylor raid begins trial

This March 13, 2020, photo provided by the Louisville Metro Police Department shows Officer Brett Hankison. A judge has denied a request from the legal team of Hankison, who took part in the deadly 2020 raid on Breonna Taylor’s home, to bar the media from part of his upcoming trial. But Jefferson Circuit Judge Ann Bailey Smith ruled Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, that the media can’t bring cameras into the courtroom while individual prospective jurors are questioned ahead of the trial. (Louisville Metro Police Department via AP)
FILE - This combo of booking photos provided by the Glynn County, Ga., Detention Center, shows from left, Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. Legal experts say federal hate crimes charges in the 2020 chase and killing of Ahmaud Arbery could prove more difficult to prosecute than the fall murder trial that ended in convictions of three white men. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 in U.S. District Court in Brunswick, Georgia.(Glynn County Detention Center via AP, File)

Arbery killers convicted of federal hate crimes in his death

Arbery killers convicted of federal hate crimes in his death

FILE - This combo of booking photos provided by the Glynn County, Ga., Detention Center, shows from left, Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. Legal experts say federal hate crimes charges in the 2020 chase and killing of Ahmaud Arbery could prove more difficult to prosecute than the fall murder trial that ended in convictions of three white men. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 in U.S. District Court in Brunswick, Georgia.(Glynn County Detention Center via AP, File)
FILE - In this image from police body camera video shown as evidence in court, Minneapolis police officers attempt to place George Floyd in a police vehicle, on May 25, 2020, outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis. Former police Officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane are on trial in federal court accused of violating Floyd's civil rights as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin killed him. (Minneapolis Police Department via AP, File)

Prosecutor: 3 cops in Floyd killing ‘chose to do nothing’

Prosecutor: 3 cops in Floyd killing ‘chose to do nothing’

FILE - In this image from police body camera video shown as evidence in court, Minneapolis police officers attempt to place George Floyd in a police vehicle, on May 25, 2020, outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis. Former police Officers Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane are on trial in federal court accused of violating Floyd's civil rights as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin killed him. (Minneapolis Police Department via AP, File)
In this courtroom sketch, prosecutor LeeAnn Bell questions former Minneapolis Police Officer Tou Thao testifies during his trial in the killing of George Floyd in federal court in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Thao is one of three former officers charged in federal court with violating Floyd's constitutional rights when Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for 9 1/2 minutes as the 46-year-old man was handcuffed, facedown on the street. (Cedric Hohnstadt via AP)

Officer charged in Floyd killing says he deferred to Chauvin

Officer charged in Floyd killing says he deferred to Chauvin

In this courtroom sketch, prosecutor LeeAnn Bell questions former Minneapolis Police Officer Tou Thao testifies during his trial in the killing of George Floyd in federal court in St. Paul, Minn., on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. Thao is one of three former officers charged in federal court with violating Floyd's constitutional rights when Officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for 9 1/2 minutes as the 46-year-old man was handcuffed, facedown on the street. (Cedric Hohnstadt via AP)
FILE - This combo of booking photos provided by the Glynn County, Ga., Detention Center, shows from left, Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. Legal experts say federal hate crimes charges in the 2020 chase and killing of Ahmaud Arbery could prove more difficult to prosecute than the fall murder trial that ended in convictions of three white men. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 in U.S. District Court in Brunswick, Georgia.(Glynn County Detention Center via AP, File)

`I felt guilty’: Neighbors recall Arbery’s killing in court

`I felt guilty’: Neighbors recall Arbery’s killing in court

FILE - This combo of booking photos provided by the Glynn County, Ga., Detention Center, shows from left, Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. Legal experts say federal hate crimes charges in the 2020 chase and killing of Ahmaud Arbery could prove more difficult to prosecute than the fall murder trial that ended in convictions of three white men. Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 in U.S. District Court in Brunswick, Georgia.(Glynn County Detention Center via AP, File)
FILE - In this image from police body camera video shown as evidence in court, Minneapolis police Officers Thomas Lane, left, and J. Alexander Kueng, second from right, gather information as they take George Floyd into custody outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis, on May 25, 2020. Former police Officers Tou Thao, Kueng and Lane are on trial in federal court accused of violating Floyd's civil rights as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin killed him. (Minneapolis Police Department via AP, File)

Prosecution rests in 3 cops’ trial in George Floyd killing

Prosecution rests in 3 cops’ trial in George Floyd killing

FILE - In this image from police body camera video shown as evidence in court, Minneapolis police Officers Thomas Lane, left, and J. Alexander Kueng, second from right, gather information as they take George Floyd into custody outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis, on May 25, 2020. Former police Officers Tou Thao, Kueng and Lane are on trial in federal court accused of violating Floyd's civil rights as fellow Officer Derek Chauvin killed him. (Minneapolis Police Department via AP, File)