Probe into racial profiling by Toronto police will only prove what black community knows, says activist

The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) "public interest inquiry" into racial profiling by Toronto police will provide proof for those still questioning if anti-black racism exists, but won't on its own change the everyday discrimination that members of the black community face, says a prominent activist.

Desmond Cole is applauding the commission's decision to probe the activities of the Toronto Police Service between Jan. 1, 2010 an June 30, 2017 to determine whether they are consistent with racial profiling and racial discrimination against the black community.

But while he says the commission is "doing the right thing," he says the results will only confirm what many in that community know and that what's needed instead is action.

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