Canada Racism

How Chiedza Pasipanodya Uses Art To Heal From Racism

The Huffington Post Canada | David Lewis-Peart | Posted 03.20.2016 | Canada Living

Experiences of discrimination force her to put her guard up.

This Artist Says His Skin Is A Battleground Of Cultural Conflict

The Huffington Post Canada | David Lewis-Peart | Posted 03.20.2016 | Canada Living

The rashes on his skin are emblems of the racism he's experienced.

El-Farouk Khaki On His Evolving Experience With Racism

The Huffington Post Canada | David Lewis-Peart | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Living

He often gets, "You don't look like a lawyer."

Storytelling Plays An Important Role In Self-Care

The Huffington Post Canada | David Lewis-Peart | Posted 03.20.2016 | Canada Living

This well-known storyteller shares her insight on the power of allegory and self-reflection.

Raven Davis On Racism: 'I Use Art To ... Respond And Heal'

The Huffington Post Canada | David Lewis-Peart | Posted 03.20.2016 | Canada Living

"I use art as a way to self-care and to respond and to heal."

The Rest Of The World Needs A Backup Plan If Trump Wins

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 03.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

Building progress and trust, as the U.S. did, takes a long time to accomplish far more than constructing a building. But Trump will help destroy such progress if he is elected as the president of the United States. All the respect and admiration the world used to have towards this great country will vanish into thin air.

A Jewish Response To Trump Being Called Hitler

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Politics
Joshua Ostroff

Trump's scapegoating of Muslims, Hispanics, blacks and other "others" for political gain is exposing a racist ugliness, and dangerously inflaming it. Who knows how big the fire might get? "Never forget" became a Jewish slogan in hopes our collective memory might prevent another Holocaust, but also because we can't forget. It defines us. So as hard as it is to hear Hitler's name all over the news, let it at least remind us why we must stop Trump and all leaders who traffic in racism and xenophobia before such hate defines anyone else.

The Moment George Clark's 'Revolution' Stopped Being Funny

Duncan Kinney | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Duncan Kinney

George Clark is pretty easy to laugh off. But when March 8 rolled around, I found myself on the Alberta Legislature grounds with a crowd of a couple hundred overwhelmingly white people gathered for George Clark's glorious revolution. And while it started out as funny, by the time it was over it had gotten a little scary.

Put An End To Racially Biased Arrests For Pot Possession

Dana Larsen | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Politics
Dana Larsen

In Nunavut and the North West Territories, about one per cent of the population gets arrested for a cannabis offence every year. That is an astoundingly high rate of arrests, especially when compared with cities like Vancouver, where such arrests are very rare. So, why continue to criminalize possession in some parts of the country and not others?

6-Year-Old On Canada's No-Fly List Stopped At Airport. Again.

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Politics

"He's just a child, he's done nothing wrong."

Native Mascots Perpetuate Racism Against Indigenous People

Brad Gallant | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Politics
Brad Gallant

There is a complete blind spot on indigenous human/civil rights. Every time I mention First Nation mascots, I am told to get over it, that they are honouring us. Many native people even sing the Canadian cultural tune. I am unable to turn a blind eye to it, though. I can suck it up, I just choose not to. Why should any First Nation person learn to deal with abuse to survive?

Why Chris Rock's Oscar Jokes Got The Wrong Laughs

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada TV
Tasheka Lavann

When he spoke about some of the worst hate crimes experienced by black people, Chris Rock made sure to let these stars know that our ancestors were "too busy being raped and lynched to care about who won best cinematographer". How did they react to the "grandmother swinging from a tree"? Laughter!

I've Discovered My Own Definition Of Blackness

Collette Gee | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

If being Black represents strength and a great history of kings and queens (and therefore feeds my personal identity), why then does everything I tell myself about being Black seem more like a story that I tell myself so that I can deal with the actuality of being Black? I grew up around Black people who told other Black people, and who learned from non-Black people, that being Black was ugly.

#OurThreeBrothers: Do You See Us Black Muslims Now?

Eman Bare | Posted 03.03.2016 | Canada Living
Eman Bare

It's become clear that Muslim bodies are only newsworthy when they are responsible for a crime and not when they are the victims. We love to complain about injustices against Muslims, but in our own mosques choose to echo so many oppressive views. We want justice, but only for some of us. We talk about Islamophobia but never anti-blackness.

This Habs Twitter Campaign Backfired In The Most Offensive Way Possible

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada

Tweets containing racial slurs ended up on their Twitter feed Tuesday night.

Black People 'Don't Feel At Home' In N.S. Justice System: Lawyer

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2016 | Canada

A Halifax lawyer is questioning the racial fairness of Nova Scotia's legal system.

Israel Must Choose A 'Jewish Democracy' Or A Liberal One

Tyler Levitan | Posted 02.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Tyler Levitan

All liberal democracies link nationality to origin from or residence in a territory. Not Israel. If you're a non-Jewish citizen, you can never be accepted as a national of the "Jewish state," and are hence subject to discrimination based on dozens of laws.

There's No Excuse For Treating Patients According To Race

Amitha Kalaichandran | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living
Amitha Kalaichandran

Race medicine promotes the false belief not only that human beings are naturally divided into races but also that racial inequality is caused by innate racial differences we must accept rather than social inequities we must change. Race is not a biological category that produces health disparities because of genetic differences, but racism has negative biological effects on people's bodies.

We Can't Keep Denying Systemic Racism In The Canadian Forces

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Jeff Rose-Martland

At what point does racism move from isolated incidents to a systemic problem in the Canadian Forces? Master Corporal Marc Frenette is quitting his decades-long service after years of racial harassment. Last May, Corporal Esther Wolki went public over the racial abuse she suffered and the damage it did to her mind. Not even the defence minister is immune from racist attacks. Then there's Private Wallace Fowler. For 16 years he has been trying to get the Forces to properly investigate the racism he says he endured.

Canada's Secretive No-Fly List Is Only Getting Worse

Faisal Kutty | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Faisal Kutty

The government's appeal to national security should not exempt it from rigorous accountability and oversight. As many critics have argued, the system envisaged by the Passenger Protect Program and as amended by SATA has proven neither necessary nor effective. It is unconstitutional.

Race Still Has A Place In Modern Medicine

Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi | Posted 02.09.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi

As members of ethnic minority groups have suffered historically because of what has erroneously and malevolently been ascribed as innate inferiority, should physicians avoid reifying race by espousing a "colourblind" practice? It depends.

This Is What Black Activism Looks Like Today In Canada

CBC | CBC News | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada

"What we really need is structural change."

Here's The Problem With Political Correctness

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Since the 1980s, it's been used to diminish and discredit efforts to reduce racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, ableism and other forms of discrimination. But despite people like Donald Trump declaring "I'm so tired of this politically correct crap," the efforts remain because the issues have not gone away.

Don't Blame The End Of Carding For An Increase In Gun Violence

Renu Mandhane | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Politics
Renu Mandhane

Like most people that call this city home, I am deeply troubled by Sunday's shooting deaths in Toronto's Chinatown and the eight other gun-related deaths the city saw in January. This is obviously unacceptable, and police must be supported in their efforts to investigate and prosecute those responsible for these horrific crimes. That being said, most people would be hesitant to draw any clear conclusions about why we have seen a high number of gun crimes over the past month. Mike McCormack, president of the Toronto Police Association, the union that represents police officers, feels differently.

How My Father's Words Turned Racism Into Self-Respect

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

I was only 9 years old when I came face to face with a 'racist'. The sad thing about this encounter was not only what was happening to me, but the other person, who had no idea that they were actually inciting racial hatred. That person was another 9 year old girl.