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Racially profiled for “Walking while Black”

How long does it take a new immigrant to be profiled in Montreal? Before you hazard a guess, place “black male” in front of immigrant and “racially” in front of profiled. The answer in this case? One week. Bob crossed an intersection beside two white pedestrians. Singled out by a white, French-speaking police officer, Bob was asked to produce his identification without an explanation of his “offence.” By the way, the two white pedestrians with whom Bob crossed the intersection were not stopped and interrogated.

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