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The gown features photos of black people who have died due to interactions with the police.
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"A lady came down and hit a protester — knocked the shoes off his feet."
"My biggest fear is I won't hear about the next black man being killed by police because it'll be me."
As a wave of protests against police brutality toward African Americans sweeps across America, many Canadians are once again questioning what exactly goes on in the minds of our southern neighbours....
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Four and a half minutes after I read that a grand jury decided not to indict officer Darren Wilson, I sent a text to my sister in North Carolina. "You need to get my baby out of that f*&&ing racist place called the U.S. south!" 'My baby' being my one-year-old precious baby nephew. I fear that we are running out of time. I know with certainty that death can creep upon black boys lives in an instant.
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In essence, carrying anything and being Black will get you killed these days. Perhaps instead of DWB ("Driving while Black"), we need "Living While Black," because it seems to be an increasing struggle to do anything without getting killed -- even for children.
I won't go into the details of black groups being marginalized at the hands of white people who dominate the "center," because if you're smart enough to think that you fooled us into feeling remorse for "leaving you out" during the protest in Toronto, then you're smart enough to do a Google search to figure out historical black oppression and its endless contemporary reproductions.
In a show of unity with the family of Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin — two recent victims of high-profile shootings in the U.S., in which the victim was unarmed and black — LeBron James shared this...
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These three, blonde, 20-somethings were dressed as cotton pickers and had painted their faces in the most offensive, unrealistic mud black I've ever seen. They said absolutely nothing, only smiled, mouth closed. Here before me, like never in my life, were three white people targeting us, the non-white people in the bar.
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Many Canadians are sitting back smugly stating how horrible and thank goodness that would never happen here, but if you believe this, you live in a bubble. Just look at what happened at York University last week. A hate filled piece was distributed by an anonymous group arguing the school would be better without people of different cultures. Hate isn't geographical, it is universal and based in fear of differences. Every city, state, province, business and government in North American needs to face facts, the issue isn't diversity. Look at the demographics. We are diverse, the issue is inclusion.
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Singer J Cole has released a song entitled "Be Free" in honour of the late Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri last Saturday. Cole released the s...
Now that Missouri's governor has announced that state police will take over major security duties from local police in the seething St. Louis suburb that's seen such violent protests in the aftermath...
The protests, vandalism and looting sparked by the recent police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Missouri underlie the tense relations that exist between law enforcement and the African Ameri...