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"We know trans people are one of the most targeted groups."
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An attack against any minority is nothing less than an assault on Canada's democratic values and a threat to our entire society.
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Donald Trump is heading to Phoenix, Arizona, for a Tuesday night rally, but the city's mayor is making it very clear that he does not want the president there. Mayor Greg Stanton (D) did not mince wor...
Thousands turn out, "make racists afraid again," some shouted.
“No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA!” the crowd chanted.
"I can tell you that it is not actually that shocking to me."
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"The number of hate crimes presented in this release likely undercounts the true extent of hate crime in Canada, as not all crimes are reported to police,'' Statistics Canada said.
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Anti-Semitism is a home grown phenomenon, B'nai Brith says.
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Anti-Semitism used to be theoretical to me, a thing that happened to my grandparents. Now it's become a reality I have to explain to my son. There are people saying that we deserve a right to attack people not because of anything they've done but because of their religion.
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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has instilled confidence that this unifying approach to fighting hate will prevail. Learning the lessons of the M-103 experience provides an opportunity for Canadians from all walks of life to come together, transcend our differences and achieve the objectives we collectively espouse.
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Yes, right here in Not-America. The bomb threat called into the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre in Toronto, which also houses a daycare and a school, is part of a wave of anti-Semitism that has rocked North America in recent weeks.
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.
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"The climate of hate that has been created doesn't distinguish between anyone.''
All of a sudden, it was OK for America to get back into hate crimes again. Behaviour that had been previously seen as scary stories from a discarded history text book are suddenly back in the news. Here we are, a long history of "haven't we become so much better" wiped clean with story after story of bigotry, Islamophobia, and Neo-Nazi ideals rising from the ashes.
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We may never know what drove the attackers to murder six people praying in their Quebec City mosque this past weekend. However, we can be certain that fear-mongering language from our politicians can only be dangerous and counter-productive to a healthy and unified Canadian society.
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The mayor made his comments at a news conference on Monday.
Whether Trump's supporters see it or not, character in the White House matters more today than ever before, especially if the goal is to make America great. After all, the thing that set America apart in the past was its ability to create wealth while maintaining at least a perceived commitment to religious tolerance, equality and freedom.
The money helps religious, cultural groups to improve security.
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"There is an emboldening that has taken place."
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In 2015, there were 257 incidents of anti-Muslim bias compared to 154 incidents the prior year.
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This is a wonderful idea with great symbolic and even practical value in this day and age of rampant Islamophobia. I urge everyone to sign this petition. I also encourage your family and friends to do the same. Yet some of the people contacting me believe that the petition will create a new hate offence of Islamophobia
In a male-dominated world, being an outspoken woman with thoughts and opinions you wish to share with others is still seen as offensive. Societal norms remind us that women continue to play a subsidiary role to men. The mantra, "speak only when you are spoken to" holds true to the relentless backlash that women receive when they are perceived as being bossy or arrogant, just for stating an opinion. However, there is a special kind of misogyny that Black women experience online. The kind that has sought out Leslie Jones in an effort to destroy her image and devalue her self-worth.
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What makes us hate has been theorized since the beginning of time. Shakespeare wrote about hate and violence. But what is rarely discussed is what we need to do beyond the wailing and the gnashing of teeth. It all starts with how we run our business, our schools and our governments.
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A man allegedly set fire to the operating room around on May 2.
Last month, Toronto Police released a report on hate crimes in the city during 2015, and for the tenth year in a row Jews topped the list of most targeted communities. The facts suggest that certain people are seriously misjudging the state of anti-Semitism in Canada today: It is, unfortunately, far from being an "abused" term.
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“When Donald Trump says something in New York, seventh graders here hear about it.”
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Two Muslim women are accosted and pushed on a Toronto subway. Another is assaulted and robbed after dropping off her kids off at school. Incidents of anti-Muslim hate crimes are on the rise, accordin...
I am sorry to say that no one can promise that you will not face discrimination again as you re-establish yourself in this country. But I know that there will be many of us that will stand with you when it happens. You will be among those fighting to ensure our handling of this humanitarian crisis does not seed future shame and add to the list of times that fear and intolerance guided our actions.
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Leaders of the mosque are donating more than $100,000 to a local women's shelter and a children's charity.
"We're all women, we all empower each other."
Such is the nature of our hyper-connected planet that events seemingly worlds away from our day-to-day lives can reverberate in our neighbourhood. That is the power and promise of social media - it makes the world smaller. The flip side, however, is that faraway events, like those in Paris, Beirut, Nigeria and Egypt, can embolden otherwise-marginal, hateful forces here at home.