trouble with guns & youth
I was listening to someone on CBC Radio One reacting to the Prime Minister’s visit to the Jane & Finch neighborhood. Now I don’t live there, but I lived pretty close to it when I attended York U. There is usually talk about how “the community” this, and “the community” that, but the person being interviewed mentioned that there is still police profiling of black youth, that they are more likely to be questioned because of how they look, that more policing of the area is not the answer. I think that they need to still tackle head-on this problem of the police profiling and harassing people on the basis of how they look. I heard another person (I forget where from) make a point that when a young person tries to apply for a job, that if they are from particular neighborhoods, they are likely to not get the job. If that is true, that needs to be publicized and looked into.