The Canadian Press

2016-09-10 | Lawyer Profiling

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A prominent black lawyer says he was denied entry to the Law Society of Upper Canada's headquarters because of his skin colour and the fact he has dreadlocks. As Adam Burns with The Canadian Press reports, Selwyn Pieters was visiting the building in July when a guard demanded to see his I-D. (The society's top executive insists that the guard followed protocol, and no profiling took place.)

Date: 2016-09-10
Placeline: TORONTO.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 23 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the car turned out to be expired but Peter says the simple database check would have proved he's a lawyer he says white people both before and after a more buzzed in without scrutiny Peters was eventually allowed in after he renewed his ID but he says he felt humiliated by the incident and seeking $75,000 in Damages and anti-racism training for security guards and others >>