Following the Black Lives Matter protests this summer, many were concerned that the movement would not translate into meaningful change. Transitional justice is a step that can be taken by the US to keep the rallying cries of the summer alive.
If the Canadian government wishes to reconcile and build meaningful relations with Indigenous peoples, it must prioritize new legislation that directly challenges discrimination and systemic racism of the justice system.
Ultimately, US minorities do not owe an openly racist Republican Party anything. Yet this is not the full story; the truth is that a Biden-Harris administration is far from being the progressive ticket one could think it is.