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New StatsCan data ‘indispensable’ for understanding systemic anti-Black racism, says professor

By Aidan Chamandy      

StatsCan has released a number of large-scale, disaggregated studies on the Black population in Canada since early 2019.

Thousands gathered on the Parliament Hill for a rally to call attention to anti-black racism and police violence against Black people on June 5, 2020. Prof. Afua Cooper said symbolic action, like the Prime Minister kneeling at the rally, is not good enough. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Data released by Statistics Canada over the past year and a half could help to dispel the myth of a single, uniform Black population in Canada, and will be “indispensable” for researchers studying systemic racism in the country, say professors from three universities across the country.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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