Canada Racism

Subban Trade Has Made A Reluctant Leafs Fan Out Of This Habs Lifer

James Di Fiore | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Living
James Di Fiore

The world still spins, the Habs still might have a decent season, but, for the first time in my life, I will be cheering for my hometown team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. I think being screwed over by a GM and coach is a great primer in discovering what it feels like to be a Leafs fan, to be honest.

Ontario Judge Makes Bold Statement About Systemic Racism

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Impact

The judge opted for house arrest rather than jail.

It Is Time To Redefine Canada's Vertical Mosaic

Jack Jedwab | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Jack Jedwab

The growth in the visible minority population has seemingly changed the nature of the vertical mosaic and the portrait of inequality in Canada. The question that preoccupies researchers is whether the upward mobility experienced by most European origin groups can be replicated by non-European immigrants and their children.

Yes, Mr. Trump -- Saying Racist Things Makes You Racist

Jack Jedwab | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

It's never easy to defend politicians that repeatedly utter racist remarks in public. In Canada doing so would likely disqualify someone from holding the highest public office. Currently that does not appear to be the case in the United States.

I'm Tired Of Living In A World Divided By Fear And Hate

Safa Jinje | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Safa Jinje

When I recently read about an Alabama teacher giving her eighth grade class a "racist math test," I had to laugh. This couldn't be for real. Do 13-year-olds even know how to quantify an eight-ball of cocaine? Perhaps this teacher was trying to "break bad" and was looking for the Jesse Pinkman to her Walter White. When I realized it wasn't a joke -- these kids actually had to complete and turn in this test -- my feelings morphed into anger. I wasn't mad at this one teacher, but at a world where we are constantly confronted by stories of hate.

Summer Reading Ideas From My Book Club

Linda Simpson | Posted 05.31.2016 | Canada Living
Linda Simpson

Warm weather rolls in and with it a vision of reclining at the beach with a good book. Summer reads they are called. Those books that take you away, absorb your attention. Time stands still as you fall into another world between the covers of the book. It feeds into that endless quality of "summer' time. My book club, which is now in its fifth year, has some suggestions, and I'd like to share them with you.

Joshua Ostroff

Wab Kinew Schools Us On Systemic Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Politics

"I don't think you could deny that our country has an issue with racism."

Quebec Human Rights Commission Must Recognize Systemic Racism

Yvonne Sam | Posted 05.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Yvonne Sam

By failing to be systematically aware the Quebec Human Rights Commission has failed to see and understand the bigger picture of race. There can be no real serious talk, or discourse about the biggest human right issues that affect marginalized and racialized members of the society if no thought is given to the systems involved.

Meet Canada's Donald Trump: PM Robert Borden

Rachel Décoste | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Living
Rachel Décoste

As Canadians look down upon the severe tone of the Republican primary season, they might console themselves by saying: "We would never resort to that kind of hateful dialogue, and it would never work here -- in the multicultural haven that is Canada." Prime Minister Robert Borden might prove them wrong.

When You Want To Be Black Without Dealing With Black Issues

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Music
Tasheka Lavann

Where are our friends and fans of black music and black people when the partying stops and the subject turns to the reality of being black? When I attend concerts for some of these artists, non-blacks are the ones front and centre, filling more than half of the seats. Switch to a Black Lives Matter march... these folks are nowhere to be found

Player's Homophobic Slur Isn't The Only Blackhawks Offence

Brad Gallant | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada
Brad Gallant

What Chris Hine, a gay sportswriter for the Chicago Tribune, fails to realize is that he is horrified by a slur against his sexual orientation while celebrating and profiting from a slur against another ethnic group. Like the NHL, he has said that all slurs are unacceptable in public life, except for those against native Americans.

Canadians Haven't Always Been Welcoming To Immigrants

Jack Jedwab | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

Even those Canadians reporting the highest knowledge about immigration history believe we have always been welcoming. Yet the country's history offers more than enough examples of restrictive immigration practices to suggest that there is at least a bit of ignorance among those of us presuming the most knowledge.

Muslim Student Kicked Off Southwest Flight For Speaking Arabic

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 04.17.2016 | Canada

“The humiliation made me so afraid.”

Society Sees Me Differently When I Straighten My Hair

ByBlacks.com | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Style
ByBlacks.com

For the six months that I wore my hair curly, I felt confident. I felt like I had been a one-girl revolution who walked with purpose, making a statement with every step. But when I wore my hair straight, I felt safe. What's the difference?

An End To The War On Drugs May Finally Be In Sight

Bill Bogart | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Impact
Bill Bogart

The War may suffer a slow and prolonged demise, but the end will surely come. Canada can be a leader on these issues. It can steadfastly promote the winding down of the War. Our country should reclaim its position on the international stage, not as a nation of power, but one of humanity.

Hate Crimes Against Muslims Double (And It's Not A Coincidence)

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada

“When Donald Trump says something in New York, seventh graders here hear about it.”

'Dsquaw' Indicative Of Industry That Turns Prejudice Into Profit

Janice Forsyth | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Style
Janice Forsyth

Thus, the problem runs much deeper than the name they chose. Corporate profiteering routinely commandeers representations of Indigenous cultures for its commercial objectives. This includes well-known brands such as Ralph Lauren and Victoria's Secret, to name two recent examples.

Teen Calls Out Classmates For Playing 'Jews vs. Nazis' Beer Pong

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada

“The moment that the Holocaust became a running joke was the moment that ignorance outweighed intellect."

Police Deny Racism And Demand Data (That They Won't Collect)

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Politics
Joshua Ostroff

Want to know what's more offensive than a months-old tweet by a Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder? Here you go: Toronto Police Association president Mike McCormack is fiercely attacking Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne for the crime of acknowledging systemic racism exists.

Black Lives Matter Toronto Can't Stay Silent On Co-Founder's Tweet

Adrienne Martin | Posted 04.06.2016 | Canada Politics
Adrienne Martin

Critics of the international movement have called it discriminatory and racist, citing it as an attempt to prioritize black lives over all others ("It's not just black lives -- all lives matter!"). And perhaps most significantly, many have accused the organization of inciting hatred and violence against police. Though these assumptions are completely false, the discovery of a co-founder's tweet talking about killing white people does nothing to quell these criticisms. Rather, it simply adds fuel to an already raging fire.

Political Correctness Is A Right-Wing Myth

Ward Anderson | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

With the entire continent engaged in some of the most polarizing politics seen in decades, everyone seems to have one thing in common: Everyone thinks people these days are too easily offended. But they aren't. They're no different than they've ever been. And, as for political correctness, it doesn't exist.

Rob Ford's Toxic Legacy Lives On In Toronto City Council

Samuel Getachew | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

He was an incompetent mayor and used racial slurs that I found offensive. That is why I never supported him and my disappointment in him had its limits. However, I voted, donated resources and volunteered for Mayor John Tory, and that is why I find the actions of the current mayor and that of his most loyal allies within council even more hurtful.

Marine Le Pen: Don't Let The Door Hit You On The Way Out

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

Visiting Canada on a European Parliament membership technicality with no federal or provincial parties willing to engage given her bigoted views (and possible stench of sulphur) has not prevented her from criticizing Canada's policies on immigration and multiculturalism. The terror attacks in Brussels have only added more ammunition to a sharp tongue already loaded with nationalist, nativist and jingoistic diatribe.

I'm Standing Up To The Trump Supporters In My Facebook Feed

BLUNTmoms | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Living
BLUNTmoms

I see you. I see you lurking in the periphery of my Facebook feed, posting pro-Trump rhetoric and awful hate speech. I mean, you aren't saying the things presidential candidate Donald Trump is, but you are sharing them. You are siding with him. I could have blocked you. I could have hidden your posts from my view, or I could have just defriended you. But I didn't, and I won't.

How Canadians Of Colour Respond To Racism Using Self-Care

The Huffington Post Canada | David Lewis-Peart | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Living

Discrimination is a reality for many people of colour; art, faith and love are the tools some use to counter it.