Canadian Security Magazine

CBC’s Marketplace investigates racial profiling of consumers

Cindy Macdonald   

News Retail

The colour of your skin can get you increased attention from a store's security guards. This is the conclusion reached by CBC's investigative consumer program Marketplace. The program undertook a months-long investigation into how race and culture influence how companies treat shoppers, apartment-hunters and job-seekers across Canada.

An article describing how Marketplace’s test subjects were treated while shopping at Canadian retail outlets appeared online on Feb. 24. It contains commentary from several security consultants on the subject of consumer racial profiling.

Read the full article here.

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