Ep. 367 - Is Canada's Vaccine Rollout Reverse-Racist?


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Ever since the Canadian government announced recommendations that adults from Indigenous and racialized communities should be given priority for a COVID-19 vaccination, accusations of reverse racism have filled comment sections and social media posts.

Now, racial minorities with vaccine priority are facing racism and other structural barriers to getting the jab.

Our new reporter, Cherise Seucharan, has been trying to find out exactly why these policies are needed, how they’re working out — and whether the Canadian public is willing to back them.

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