#Black

Black History Month Deepens Racism's Roots

Reid Price | Posted 03.05.2014 | Canada
Reid Price

Now that Black History Month is over (didn't take long) I feel more comfortable in saying that I very much dislike it. Black people are more than a month, and are more than several prominent black figures. Black history should be a regular part of educational curriculum and media programming, yet it is differentiated and set aside, just as black people were not so long ago. How is this good?

Trayvon Martin and the Red Herring of "Black on Black" Crime

Tarek Fatah | Posted 09.15.2013 | Canada
Tarek Fatah

Although I am convinced that the death of Trayvon Martin was not because of his race, and that the jury reached a correct verdict in declaring George Zimmerman "not guilty," I also feel the people raising the issue of "black on black" crime (and saying it is ignored in a way that white on black crime isn't) are being disingenuous. The fact is, "black on black" crime is no more common than "white on white" crime or "Chinese on Chinese" crime. Most murders are intraracial. If Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton annoy me with their contrived despair, so do conservatives like Newt Gingrich with their "What about black on black crime" line.

"Scandal": Talking and Not Talking About Race on TV

Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada TV
Yaa-Hemaa Obiri-Yeboah

While the wheeling and dealing and fast-talking that are the staples of the show Scandal are fascinating in and of themselves, what's most striking about the show is how race is simultaneously discussed and not discussed at all.

Why we Should be Attacking Black -- Not Backing Him

Andrew Mitrovica | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada
Andrew Mitrovica

To sue or not to sue: Apparently, that's a question that often, it seems, preoccupies Conrad Black. In fact, he's filed a $1.25 million defamation suit against some of this nation's most respected editors and journalists a mere 45 days after his controversial return.

Veniez: I See Your Tar Sands and Raise You These Photos

Kevin Grandia | Posted 08.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Kevin Grandia

On the surface, a call for reason sounds good when dealing with the tar sands, but it comes at a great cost to the environment where irreparable damage is being inflicted everyday. Unreasonable things are happening in Canada's North, and it's not talk that's going to solve these massive problems.

Rob Ford is Shooting Crooked on Gun Control

Anthony Morgan | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada
Anthony Morgan

As tough as it is to face, the truth is that too many of the Toronto's policies targeting guns and gang violence have been of little more than symbolic value, and of minimal effect in the communities most closely affected by this urban scourge. Rob Ford is running a Toronto where shootings for 2012 are now reported to be up more than 54.7 per cent over since the same period in 2011.

The Talk: Nonwhite Version

Josh Bowman | Posted 06.09.2012 | Canada
Josh Bowman

As a white myself, I appreciate John Derbyshire's efforts, presumably tongue-in-cheek advice piece for fellow fearful, racist white parents who may be concerned about their children interacting too much with black Americans. I would like to pay for it by providing non-whites with some advice on the talk you may wish to have with your children about us. You're welcome.