Edmonton police chief calls death of George Floyd ‘criminal’

June 2 2020 8:03pm Edmonton Police Service Chief Dale McFee is calling the death of George Floyd “unwanted” and “criminal.” Breanna Karstens-Smith has the details on the statement the top cop released on Tuesday. ‘ }); } else { var…

Why lessons about race and racism need to start at home

“Where did you get a Chinese boy? Aren’t you worried his mom drank or did drugs while pregnant? You have a white saviour complex.” Jennifer Sheckter says she is subjected to these kinds of discriminatory comments everywhere — from the…

How to talk to your child about race and racism

Children are aware of physical differences from a young age, which means parents shouldn’t ignore difficult conversations about diversity and equality. As Laurel Gregory explains, one activist says the best time to talk about race and racism is now.

Gary Clark Jr. addresses George Floyd’s killing in powerful video: ‘I don’t have any more words’

American musician Gary Clark Jr. is tired of being angry about yet another Black person dying following a police encounter. In a nearly 10-minute Instagram video posted Sunday, Clark shared his thoughts on George Floyd‘s death. The 46-year-old Black man…

Former Stampeder Jon Cornish never experienced racism in Calgary ‘until last week’

Former Calgary Stampeders running back Jon Cornish is speaking out about an incident of racism he experienced in the city last month. “As a Canadian in Calgary, I have never experienced racism in Calgary until about a week ago,” Cornish…

Coronavirus: Edmonton police see ‘hate-related graffiti’ directed at Asian community

Several incidents of hate-related graffiti have been reported to the Edmonton Police Service during the novel coronavirus pandemic. An EPS spokesperson said a couple of these hateful messages have been “directed towards the Asian community since March 17.” READ MORE:…

Indigenous people in Canada facing racism over Wet’suwet’en solidarity blockade action

Gabrielle Lindstrom says the last few weeks have made her sad. The Calgary professor is an Indigenous woman and has been speaking with her students a lot about racism in recent weeks. While she doesn’t believe the tensions surrounding the…