Canada Discrimination

Diversity Requires Effort For All Canadians

Raj Grewal | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Raj Grewal

Discrimination still exists and the racist posters that surfaced across the University of Alberta campus this week were a reminder of that fact. The posters featured a picture of a Sikh man and disparaging captions targeting Sikh values. As a turban-wearing Sikh, the hatred and ignorance that motivates such material is very close to home for me and the broader Sikh community.

Solidarity Between Minorities Is The Only Way To Beat Racism

Jack Jedwab | Posted 09.16.2016 | Canada Living
Jack Jedwab

When stigma is attached to a community, there appear fewer persons ready to come to the defence of the targeted group. In part, members of other communities see such support as a partisan issue. Others fear that such defence will result in their being associated with the group that is deemed unpopular.

Racist Mascots Remind Indigenous People We Aren't Seen As Equal

Brad Gallant | Posted 09.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Brad Gallant

We have been forced to the farthest reaches of the continent, evicted, killed, induced to deny our heritage and starved out to make way for Canadian "progress." Native mascots are a lingering reminder that the Indigenous cannot participate in Canadian society equally.

Suspension Of The Burkini Ban Should Bring A Time Of Reflection

Abubakar Kasim | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Abubakar Kasim

While we should applaud the court's decision to suspend this discriminatory ban and infringement of human rights, we ought to come together to ask what led a country like France to act in such a manner. We ought to ask tough questions in order to avoid future occurrences of these types of discrimination.

Rio 2016 Is For Black Women And All Their Magic

Adrienne Martin | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada Living
Adrienne Martin

While successful black female athletes have come before them, their latest achievements are perhaps the sweetest victory yet. For many black children, access to competitive sports remains a significant barrier in chasing their Olympic dreams.

Muslims Must Speak Out To Let The World Know Black Lives Matter

Junaid Jahangir | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Living
Junaid Jahangir

The Prophet spent time uprooting the deep-rooted racism against black people. He admonished Muslims to be careful for the people of Paradise include black persons including Negus, Bilaal and Luqman. However, just as the black Companion Bilaal faced discrimination, black Muslims continue to face discrimination in Muslim spaces.

Change Starts At The Top, In Our Minds And Our Institutions

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

Over the past year, the Australian community has become uncomfortably aware of the pervasive culture of discrimination, bullying and sexual harassment within the medical profession. To those of us within the profession, it is clear that this deeply embedded culture of sexual harassment is a symptom of a much deeper problem.

Entrepreneurship Gives Liberian Women Independence And Equality

G(irls)20 | Posted 08.03.2016 | Canada Business
G(irls)20

Liberia is the oldest independent nation on the African continent and has an estimated population of over four million inhabitants. Given the countries grandeur and independence, it comes as a great surprise that women and young girls are still subject to gender inequality and suffer severely from hunger and poverty.

Our Taxes Should Not Fund Israel's Discriminatory Land Policies

Yves Engler | Posted 07.29.2016 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Sixty-two per cent of Green members have voted for a resolution calling on Ottawa to end its support for a charity that discriminates in land use abroad. An owner of 13 per cent of Israel's land, Jewish National Fund bylaws and lease documents contain a restrictive covenant stating its property will not be leased to non-Jews.

Ageism: Tolerating Canada's Hidden Prejudice Is Getting Old

Thomas G. Wellner | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada Living
Thomas G. Wellner

Ageism is by far the most tolerated form of social prejudice in Canada, way ahead of racism and sexism. One in four of us actually admits to treating someone differently because of their age. And those are just the ones who are aware of their actions.

I Don't Hate The Man Who Called Me A Chink, I Pity Him

Madelyn Chung | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Living
Madelyn Chung

He said it in passing, muttering it under his breath as if he was disgusted or annoyed. I was in the middle of texting a friend when it happened. Rage and shock filled inside of me. Who the hell was this racist man and how dare he use this slur towards me?

Mischaracterizing Faith As Hate Gets Us Nowhere

John Carpay | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada British Columbia
John Carpay

In a free society, the government does not try to force the "traditionalists" or the "progressives" to abandon their beliefs and practices. A free society allows TWU to form and maintain its own religious community, with its own rules and practices, which no person is compelled to join

Building More Mosques Won't Solve Canada's Islamophobia Problem

Saqib Qureshi | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Saqib Qureshi

Tackling Islamophobia or Canadian Muslim unemployment is a problem not just for Canadian Muslims, but for all Canadians. That being said, if Canadian Muslims don't lead the effort to tackle these issues, including educating that same society and state, little will get accomplished.

I Want To Believe A Kinder, More Loving World Is Possible

Todd Hauptman | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Living
Todd Hauptman

An estimated 50 people are dead following the events in Orlando because of hatred. Fifty people are dead because of ignorance. I am about to turn 30 in a few weeks and I want to believe that this world can become a more loving, more kind and more embracing world.

Woman Says Gym Shamed Her Over The Size Of Her Chest

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 05.20.2016 | Canada Living

"I felt humiliated and discriminated against due to my figure."

The Olympics' Exploitation Of Indigenous People Has To Stop

Janice Forsyth | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Politics
Janice Forsyth

Organized sport played an important role in the residential school system, which means that sport is implicated in Canada's history of cultural genocide. How we move our bodies, the values we attach to those movements, and the resources we provide to support certain types of movements and not others are political decisions.

B.C. Dad Accuses Earls Of Discriminating Against Families

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The restaurant chain says the father was offered a booth seat.

I Love How Sports Transcend Barriers To Let Us Come Together

Jagneet Singh | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Living
Jagneet Singh

Simply put, sports has a way of connecting people. When you throw on your team colours, you're no longer a Sikh, Jew, Christian, White, or Black. You're simply a fan. And the only thing that matters in that moment is realizing the dream of seeing your team lift up the trophy one day and host a parade on your home streets.

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.

Why 'Equal Pay Day' Isn't Close To Enough

Adrienne Martin | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Living
Adrienne Martin

Equal Pay Day is great in principle but in practice, it's both ineffective and powerless to enact the real change working women need. While I as a woman--not to mention, a woman of a visible minority who's inordinately affected by any such wage gap -- openly encourages discussions of inequality, discrimination and sexism, I'm reluctant to engage in a dialogue that sparks interest just once a year.

How This Sikh DJ And Activist Pays Self-Care Forward

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

Drawing lines and sharing space are important parts of Anit Kanwar Singh's self-care practice.

A Director/Doula/Yoga Instructor Shares Her Self-Care Strategies

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

Love and tenderness help her to fighting the good fight" against racism.

'The Violence Of Racism Is The Absence Of Choice.'

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

The co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto Chapter on how racism upends and unsettles.

'Black Future Month' Imagines A World 1,000 Years From Now

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

These Toronto visual “artivists” and co-founders use art to care for themselves and the community.

Nailah Tyrell On Coping With Racism: 'My First Response Is Prayer'

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

"I can't count the number of times I've been asked, 'Why can't you just have a normal name?'"