March 10, 2017
It was exciting to present to Dr. Helleiner’s Racialization and Society course about consumer racial profiling. I spoke about the work of Prevent CRP, my LLM research, and about the different ways CRP takes place in retail settings. I drew on Nassiah v Peel (Regional Municipal) Services (2007) HRTO 14 (CanLII) and McCarthy v Kenny Tan Pharmacy Inc. 2015 HRTO 1303.
The Highlights of this guest lecture:
- Students engaging with my questions and sharing their thoughts;
- Discussing the intersection of gender and consumer racial profiling;
- Emphasizing the importance of robust anti-consumer racial profiling policies and practices;
- Drawing on examples of the harms and trauma caused by micro-expressions of consumer racial profiling;
- Emphasizing the importance of analyzing statues, regulations and protocols that govern security guards, and employees implementing loss prevention procedures;and
- Lastly, sharing tips about what to do in cases where an individual/a consumer has experienced or has alleged they have experienced consumer racial profiling.
Thank you Dr. Helleiner for supporting my work as a graduate student, consultant, and now as founder of Prevent CRP.