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Reckoning with Racism

Police, Judges, and the RDS Case

November 22, 2022 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9780774868273
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In 1994, a white police officer arrested a Black teenager, placed him in a choke hold, and charged him with assault and obstructing arrest. In acquitting the teen, Judge Corrine Sparks - Canada's first Black female judge - remarked that police sometimes overreacted when dealing with non-white youth. The acquittal was appealed and ultimately upheld, but most of the white judges who reviewed the decision critiqued Sparks's comments. Reckoning with Racism considers the RDS case, in which the Supreme Court of Canada fumbled over its first complaint of judicial racial bias. This is an enthralling account of the country's most momentous race case.

About this Author

Constance Backhouse is a Distinguished University Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa. She has written numerous prize-winning books, including Colour-Coded: A Legal History of Racism in Canada, 1900-1950 and Petticoats and Prejudice: Women and Law in Nineteenth-Century Canada. She has been awarded the Killam Prize, the Molson Prize, and the Governor General's Persons Award. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and a member of the Order of Canada.

ISBN: 9780774868273
Format: Trade paperback
Series: Landmark Cases in Canadian Law
Pages: 304
Publisher: UBC Press
Published: 2022-11-22

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