…rather than Edmonton, Canada:
Irfan Chaudhry, director in the office of human rights, diversity and equity at MacEwan University, worries about the subjective nature of the reporting mechanisms and about how the information could be used.
By people eager to avoid the places where they might get mugged and raped?
“Each of us have a very different definition of what safety is … and often times these do inadvertently [move] around racialized lines,” he said, noting the data could be skewed if one particular demographic dominates the reporting.
“Often times spaces occupied by certain demographics might appear to seem or give the perception of being unsafe … now you have data guiding police and community safety resources to areas that are labelled as unsafe, but also tend to have a demographic of a certain background occupying those spaces.
Stop being coy. We all know exactly what you mean.
“Now you run the risk of potential over-policing and all those different aspects that go along with it.”
Safety. Safety in walking the streets (for decent people) goes with it. So bring it on!
H/T: David Copperfield via Twitter