Out in the Open

Is it better to be black in Canada than in the U.S.?

A panel discusses racism against black people in Canada and the idea that it's better here when compared to our neighbour to the South.
Black Lives Matter Toronto had been invited to participate in the parade, and been given the status of Honoured Group. (Mark Blinch/Canadian Press)

While the U.S. is often described as having "a race problem," Canada is seen around the world as a more equal and safe place. But is it? We look at racism against black people in Canada with Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder Janaya Khan, lawyer Anthony Morgan, and comedian Mark James Heath about their experiences as black people in Canada.