Canada Racism

Canada Post Should Never Have To Deliver A Sexist, Racist Paper

Andrew Tumilty | Posted 04.27.2017 | Canada Politics
Andrew Tumilty

Last year the minister responsible for Canada Post issued what a prohibitory order to stop delivery of a disgusting hate rag known as Your Ward News by Canada Post carriers. Defenders of Your Ward News say this is a free-speech issue, and their rights are being denied. They are completely wrong on both counts.

Trump's Supporters Warned Us He'll Start A War. We Didn't Listen

Warren Kinsella | Posted 04.25.2017 | Canada Politics
Warren Kinsella

As I watch Donald Trump giddily dropping the "mother of all bombs" on Afghanistan, or bombing Syria, or sending a U.S. soldier to his death in Yemen, or threatening war with North Korea, I think of a bearded guy in New Hampshire, washing his pickup truck one sunny Saturday morning in August. He warned us.

The Harsh Reality Of Being A Black Woman In The Workplace

ByBlacks.com | Posted 04.24.2017 | Canada Living
ByBlacks.com

I will never forget the day when I was five years old and my father sat me down to have "the talk." He told me "when you get older you will have to work 10 times harder because of your brown skin. Don't think for a second that because you are beautiful and intelligent, you will always be treated with respect."

Manitoba's Government Is The Most Racist In Canada: Grand Chief

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Politics

The premier has said that tensions around hunting were leading to a race war.

Book Of Mormon's Anti-African Racism Is No Laughing Matter

ByBlacks.com | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Living
ByBlacks.com

Book of Mormon is currently on stage in Toronto at the Princess of Wales Theatre (for a second time) until April 16. I saw the show with friends. During (and after), I was deeply bothered by it but I could not fully explain why. Was it the black genital jokes? Or was it the mostly white audience who found such jokes funny?

Rachel Dolezal And Her Fantasy Blackness

ByBlacks.com | Posted 04.10.2017 | Canada Living
ByBlacks.com

What Rachel does not seem to understand is the black experience is beyond liking some photos in a magazine. It's beyond waking up in the morning one day and completely changing your look. It does not include spending hours at a tanning salon, frizzing your hair to get tight curls and going to a Historically Black College or University. Walk in our shoes and feel the sting of being called the N-word. Tell us how much you want to be black when you are in an elevator, and a white person holds onto their purse so tightly as if the only purpose you have in life is to take something from them.

Being An Indigenous Woman In Canada Is To Feel Hunted

Terese Marie Mailhot | Posted 04.10.2017 | Canada Living
Terese Marie Mailhot

The reality, as I know it, is that I feel threatened. I feel a general threat to my life - that when people know I'm native they can judge me based on their limited experience with my people, and men can view me with a lecherousness they believe I deserve and ask for. We must continue to survive, carry these stories, and never be afraid to identify our culprits.

It's Time Roma Had A Voice In Discussions Of Human Rights

Romanipe | Posted 04.07.2017 | Canada Impact
Romanipe

This April 8 we dare you to empathize. We dare you to reflect on the reasons why millions of people, not just Roma, live in squalid conditions, or resort to petty theft. During this time of political and social uncertainty, International Roma Day will show who the real champions of social justice are and who, under that veil, fall short.

Senator Lynn Beyak Must Resign Over Residential School Comments

Jerry Dias | Posted 04.05.2017 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

It has been a month since Beyak stood on the floor of the Senate to make her outrageous comments about the "good" parts of the residential school system. Part of me wants to thank Beyak for making it so clear that there is much work to be done to expose truth and ensure reconciliation. But Beyak doesn't have to stay in the Senate for me to do that.

Embracing My Polish Heritage Also Means Confronting Its Demons

Nicholas Mizera | Posted 04.04.2017 | Canada Living
Nicholas Mizera

Busy celebrating the best of what Polish culture had to offer, I rarely paused to think about the darker parts of my heritage. But moving out from my childhood home and joining a Polish community during a formative time of my life brought this willful ignorance into stark relief.

Confronting Canada's Racist Past Helps Us Fight Prejudice Of Today

Jeewan Chanicka | Posted 04.03.2017 | Canada Living
Jeewan Chanicka

While there is much for us to be proud of in our growth and 150-year journey as a nation, we cannot romanticize history and erase the truth. History would uncover that this country has continually undergone struggles where entire groups of people had been vilified and ill treated, and identity politics used to stoke fear and hatred.

Nova Scotia Course Teaches Retail Workers How To Not Be Racist

CP | Michael MacDonald, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.27.2017 | Canada Business

It's the first course of its kind in Canada.

This Is What It's Like To Be Black In Alberta

ByBlacks.com | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Alberta
ByBlacks.com

As a native Torontonian, I moved to Edmonton about three years ago. Most of my friends left Ontario when Alberta's economy was strong and every year that went by they encouraged me to come for the endless opportunities. They warned me about the racism here, but I thought they were exaggerating.

I Won't Vote For Anti-Islamophobia Motion Because All Canadians Are Equal

Deepak Obhrai | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Deepak Obhrai

What needs to be made clear is that most Canadians challenging this motion are not challenging the issues facing the Muslim communities, or that racism does not exist; what they are uncomfortable with in this motion is the fact that it is favouring one community over others.

What We Can Learn From 'Hidden Figures'

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

As we reflect on current events, sociopolitical uncertainty throughout the world seems to have only risen from where it sat at the beginning of the year. Nearly every day brings news of yet another racist, bigotry, or sexist comment from south of the border. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are under serious threat.

I See A Chance To Fight Bigotry. Liberals See A Political Play

Garnett Genuis | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Garnett Genuis

Progressives need to demand that Liberals work with Conservatives to address bigotry, by condemning it in clear and unambiguous terms while also addressing the anxieties that can give rise to it. If Liberals do not stop playing their dangerous game, there is real danger.

We Ignore The Hate In Our Politics At Canada's Peril

Jeewan Chanicka | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada Politics
Jeewan Chanicka

While many Canadians look at the politics in the U.S. with confusion and frustration, a more informed reading of our Canadian context highlights our reality may be heading in a similar direction. Silence by the political centre can lead us down the same road as our neighbours south of the border.

Halifax Cabbie Acquitted In Sex Assault Is Victim Of Racism: Lawyer

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada

"Those most eager to vilify Mr. Al-Rawi seem to be the least eager to gather accurate information.''

6 Ways To Support Students As Acts Of Hate Continue To Rise

Jeewan Chanicka | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Living
Jeewan Chanicka

Recently, with rising Islamophobia, a Muslim child was threatened on school grounds by someone wearing a mask. Though schools may see themselves as "neutral," the sense of safety and well-being of many children continues to be hijacked with the ongoing rhetoric of political leaders and increasing hate incidents and crimes.

Seattle Gunman Shoots Sikh Man, Says 'Go Back To Your Own Country'

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.05.2017 | Canada

"The climate of hate that has been created doesn't distinguish between anyone.''

Is Racism At An All-Time High?

ByBlacks.com | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Living
ByBlacks.com

Recently there have been a string of celebrities calling out people and institutions for racism. Some seem surprised it's happening to them, thinking their celebrity is a shield. While others are seriously emotionally affected.

Canada Owes Refugees Fleeing U.S. A Fighting Chance

Jennifer Andrews | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Politics
Jennifer Andrews

To be exceptional is to be unusual, rare or outstanding. Right now, we are none of those things. To be exceptional is to figure out a way to make it safe for refugees fleeing the U.S. to come to Canada and to give them a chance to contribute to our country, without having to go underground yet again.

It's Time We Talk About Canada's Own Immigration Ban

Romanipe | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada Politics
Romanipe

In 2011, financed with Canadian taxpayer money, the government initiated a billboard campaign in the predominant countries of origin of Roma claimants. It sought to deliberately deter Roma from seeking asylum in Canada, stating that "people who make a [refugee] claim without sound reasons will be processed faster and deported faster."

A Tale Of Two Canadas – With Muslims In The Middle

Jeewan Chanicka | Posted 02.27.2017 | Canada Living
Jeewan Chanicka

When they show hate, we will continue to show love. We cannot allow the Conservative party and its hate-inspired identity politics to destroy a vision we continue to build. The people united, will never be defeated.

White People See A Lesson In Manners. I See A Racist Assault

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

It's getting pretty frustrating having to tell people, especially white people, what racism looks like. As a black woman, it's heartbreaking to see how such incidents are handled and how they are reported and discussed in the media. Most frightening, is the direction in which Canada is going regarding race relations.