#Identity Politics

Tribalism Remains Mankind's Most Dangerous Instinct

Camillo Zacchia, PhD | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Living
Camillo Zacchia, PhD

We get so blinded by this tribal zeal that we support anything our side says or does. In sports your guys are always fair and the other guys are always either cheating, playing dirty or whining. We saw this in the last American election. There is no shortage of blinded loyalty to your side and that's the danger of identity politics.

Standing Up To America Doesn't Absolve Castro Of His Crimes

Lauryn Oates | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Living
Lauryn Oates

It would appear that this is a potent form of immunity, a kind of magical cloak that can make any crime, no matter how heinous, invisible to a certain kind of person pre-programmed to be sympathetic to anyone who uses the word "America" and "imperialism" in the same sentence.

Black Lives Matter And The Police Have One Important Thing In Common

James Di Fiore | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Politics
James Di Fiore

Black lives do matter, but not everything is black and white, and at the end of the day, after the dust settles and the smoke clears, after the bullets stop flying through the air and after the protest signs have been lowered, remembering that old adage might be what matters most of all.

Chow's Hong Kong Identity Politics Could Backfire

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

In a move to counter Ford eating away at her base, Chow has tried to exploit her Hong Kong background- by reaching strangely all the way out to Hong Kong for the votes of Hong Kong residents with Canadian passports and property in Toronto. I believe that Chow's basic message of being a struggling immigrant has not resonated with her base or potential base.

Can Traditional Italian Families Survive in Modern Canada?

Elvira Truglia | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Living
Elvira Truglia

According to the latest Statistics Canada report on household demographics, the nuclear family is no longer the norm. But are Italians, one of the country's largest ethnic groups, rethinking family composition in step with other Canadians? If so, how do these changes interplay with cultural identity?