Halifax residents react to Ipsos poll on racism

According to the national poll, First Nations people and African-Canadians are among those likely to be targets of racism, but 59 per cent of respondents viewed Muslims as the most likely targets.

Afua Cooper, a sociology professor at Dalhousie University and a Muslim woman, says this is concerning.

“My alert level is quite high with regards to safety,” she said.

Cooper says she noticed a real shift towards the treatment of Muslims after 9-11.

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