“Maxwell Johnson and his 12-year-old granddaughter were handcuffed in front of a Bank of Montreal in Vancouver while trying to open up an account on Dec. 20. He believes the employee might have been suspicious because he had $30,000 in his account — an amount he and every other member of the Heiltsuk nation received in December from the federal government as part of an Aboriginal rights settlement package. ” https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/indigenous-girl-grandfather-handcuffed-bank-1.5419519

When looking at possible RLEs for November 2020 TOK Essay Prescribed Title #3, a key consideration is the term “ourselves.”

In this RLE, the “ourselves” could be viewed through a racial lens. The situation in this case clearly is “problematic” as the treatment of Johnson and his 12-year-old granddaughter may very well be due to racial profiling.