M996.11.104 | Latest Look For Black Guys...

 
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Drawing, cartoon
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
M996.11.104
© 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.

  • What

    The issue of racial profiling affects relations between police forces and visible minorities.

  • Where

    Most members of visible minorities live in urban areas, and big city neighbourhoods are where tensions often flare up.

  • When

    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.

  • Who

    Trevor Kelly was a 43-year-old Jamaican who was shot dead by a Montreal police officer in controversial circumstances on January 1, 1993.