Systemic racism remains hot potato

La Presse considers Sunday’s demonstration and concludes the anti-racist message was more important than the vandalism that came from a small group of casseurs at the end. Activists are continuing to speak up against police profiling, all against the background of François Legault’s claim there’s no systemic racism here. Coming from the man who drove through Bill 21 – the Loi sur la laïcité de l’État, the act meant to enshrine xenophobic attitudes in law – that’s pretty rich. Both the mayor and her police chief acknowledge systemic racism in this piece.