There’s a common misconception that here in Canada we don’t really deal with racism. Many people believe it’s a historic issue, or that’s exclusive to the United States. However, for many in our country it is certainly a present-day reality.
Dr. Lennett J. Anderson serves on the Advisory Board at Promise Keepers Canada and pastors EBC: The MEETing Place in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia has been dealing with racism for a long time, but has more recently has been experiencing a slew of racially-targeted crimes, including a consumer racial profiling case involving one of Lennett’s congregation members.
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- Sobeys boycott urged by Baptist group after appeal of racism ruling (CBC)
- Baptist group ends Sobeys boycott after grocer agrees to anti-racism training (CBC)
- Stephen Kimber: Nova Scotia has a race problem (Metro News)