M996.11.104 | Latest Look For Black Guys...
Latest Look For Black Guys...
Aislin (alias Terry Mosher)
January 6, 1993, 20th century
Ink on paper
25.5 x 25.5 cm
Gift of Mr. Terry Mosher
© McCord Museum
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Keys to History
Alluding to the death of Trevor Kelly, shot by police in 1993, the cartoonist offers young black men some sardonic fashion advice: consider wearing a bullet-proof vest on your back to protect you in the event of a run-in with the police.
The issue of racial profiling affects relations between police forces and visible minorities.
Most members of visible minorities live in urban areas, and big city neighbourhoods are where tensions often flare up.
The death of Trevor Kelly is a reminder of the deaths of other visible minority, homeless or mentally ill people who, according to Amnesty International, are more likely to be victims of police brutality.
Trevor Kelly was a 43-year-old Jamaican who was shot dead by a Montreal police officer in controversial circumstances on January 1, 1993.