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5. Equity & Racial Justice

We know racism exists in our city.

82%

of us believe racism towards Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour exists.

Half of us believe we’re committed to doing something about it.

56% believe Calgarians are committed to anti-racism, equity, and inclusion - but that belief drops to 53% for Indigenous people, and to 35% for Black Calgarians.

We believe there’s a problem with our policing.

61% think that Black and Indigenous people experience disproportionate levels of violence by the police and RCMP. That belief jumps to 72% if you’re Black and/or Indigenous.

Many Indigenous and Black Calgarians don’t feel we’re accepting.

1/2 of Calgary’s Black and 1/2 of Calgary's Indigenous population believe Calgarians are not accepting of people from diverse backgrounds.

Let’s put our views on view.

Half of us believe there should be greater emphasis on creating public art that honours Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour's histories and cultures.

67%

of Black Calgarians have felt unsafe or threatened.

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