Minorities

What the Lives of Iraqi Minorities Can Teach Us About the Current Conflict

Jenn Gearey | Posted 10.05.2014 | Canada Politics
Jenn Gearey

Iraq is beset with bombs, fighting, slaughter, and terrified minorities. In the international community's eye, this fight seemed suddenly to begin with terrorized Yazidis on a mountain. But to understand the current crisis, we need to consider the ongoing constitutional and legal challenges faced by Iraqi minorities.

Scotland's Referendum Smashed the Status Quo in the U.K.

Diane Francis | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Francis

Scotland rejected independence on Friday in a referendum that left the centuries-old United Kingdom intact but paved the way for a major transfer of powers away from London. The Scottish referendum has smashed the status quo in the U.K. and is the most recent, high profile, non-violent example of the rise of the consumer-citizen.

The Unwritten Rules of Professional Locker Rooms

Lio Perron | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada
Lio Perron

In my opinion, bombastic statements are generally a defence mechanism by those who feel put upon by their community. However, as minorities we rarely control society's prevailing narrative. Therefor our comments are often misinterpreted. Professional sports is big business and players who attract controversy tend to scare away sponsors.

Want Immigrants to Integrate? Don't Complain When Minorities Get Political

Omar Alghabra | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada
Omar Alghabra

Why is it that when Canadians who are visible minorities get involved in the political process, some people sound the alarm and yell "intruder"? We can always vigorously debate and disagree with each other. But no one should be shunned just for wanting to express their aspirations.