Jun 08, 2020
By Zoomer Radio
Libby Znaimer is joined by Dr. Akwasi Owusu-Bempah, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, Anthony Morgan, a racial justice lawyer, advocate and speaker as well as Nigel Bariffe, President of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations.
This weekend was marked by protests around the world, sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Here at home, the demonstrations were peaceful, marked by some officials expressing solidarity with the protesters and vowing action against systemic anti-Black racism. We’re seeing the advent of a new rallying cry: defund the police. The Minneapolis city council voted to disband that city’s police force – their mayor is now trying to find a compromise. Around the world, people are asking the question: will this time be different? Will it bring change? And, where are we with combating systemic racism here in Ontario?