Quebec Media Shuts Racialized People Out Of Discussions Of Racism
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Quebec Media Shuts Racialized People Out Of Discussions Of Racism
"Where does this idea of systemic racism in Quebec come from? Are we living under apartheid?" asked a white pundit on an all-white panel.

After debating the issue for more than a year, last month the Quebec government finally announced that the province would hold a series of consultations on systemic racism, to address racial bias in the job market, social services, public safety, and, notably, the media.

But although the consultation was inspired by a May 2016 open letter published in La Presse that was signed by over 50 members of Montreal’s Haitian, North African, and Asian communities, people from racial minority groups have been almost entirely locked out of the media and political discussions around it.

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