Recent anti-racism protests in the United States have sparked a national debate in Canada about its own problems with equality.
Over the past few weeks, thousands of people across the country have been taking to the streets, calling for an end to prejudice and police brutality at home and abroad.
It is “time for us as Canadians to recognize that we, too, have our challenges,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said recently, urging citizens to join the fight against discrimination.
However, other officials are downplaying the problem, sparking fierce backlash from minority communities across Canada.
Acknowledging systemic issues is just the first step, activists say. The harder part is establishing programs to increase accountability and defeat anti-black prejudice. (📹: Al Jazeera)