Racial Discrimination

5 Ways You Can Foster A Discrimination-Free Workplace

Tom Turpin | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Business
Tom Turpin

As Canadians, we pride ourselves on our diversity and acceptance and, while things have come a long way in a short period of time and progress continues to be made, the survey results show that more needs to be done. As employers, we have an opportunity to pay attention, learn and be better.

‘Black People Are Thieves' Stereotype Costs Shoppers Drug Mart

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Business

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has ordered Shoppers Drug Mart to pay $8,000 to a customer over racial discrimination. The tribunal ruled that...

White Privilege Needs to Own Up to Its Existence

Lauren Messervey | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

Despite the importance of Viola Davis' impassioned speech, General Hospital actress Nancy Lee Grahn created a tizzy over Twitter, firing back on Davis' speech by saying, "Im a f--king actress for 40 yrs. None of us get respect or opportunity we deserve. Emmys not venue 4 racial opportunity. ALL women belittled." And so the epitome of white privilege reared its ugly head.

Why Canadians Aren't Always so Kind

Reeha Korpal | Posted 08.02.2015 | Canada Living
Reeha Korpal

We are not all the ideal, liberated, and wonderful "Canadian" which we assume to be part of our national identity. We're not all there, but hopefully one day we will be. One day we can proudly proclaim that these wonderful positive stereotypes we hold dear to ourselves are complete, factual truths.

We Are All Canadians: Don't Let Race or Religion Divide Us

John Cartwright | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Politics
John Cartwright

It's like watching a train wreck in slow motion. The Prime Minister of Canada is deliberately stirring up prejudice against one group of Canadians for one reason only -- political advantage. The sad reality is that many Canadians and Quebecois seem to be vulnerable to embracing an anti-Muslim sentiment. We are all appalled by the brutality of ISIS, with their voyeuristic killing of innocent victims. The tragic murder of two soldiers in Canada has added a sense of vulnerability inside our own country. Stephen Harper's response is to declare that Canada is under attack by "global Jihadists" and introduce sweeping legislation giving new powers to CSIS.

The Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism Asks Iranian-Canadians "Why Are You Here?"

Susan Khazaeli | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Susan Khazaeli

Mr. Leung asked a member of the audience, "If you like Iran so much then why do you come to Canada?" He then demanded to know: "Why are you here?" Some audience members were so offended by his comments and his dismissive attitude -- which one attendee characterized as "arrogant" -- that they decided to leave the event. Mr. Leung is also the Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism. It kind of sounds like a bad joke, doesn't it?

Six Tips To Open Up Your Kids To Friends From Diverse Ethnicities

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

If we convey negative or suspicious attitudes about other cultures and ethnicities, our kids will pick up on these and replicate our behaviour. "Monkey see, monkey do" is real so keep this in mind and remember to convey a positive and open attitude about other cultures, particularly around your children.

Message From the Salesgirl Who Discriminated Against Me

Sunday Omony | Posted 11.10.2013 | Canada Living
Sunday Omony

I had an opportunity to share my experience. There is always more than one side to a story. Here is the Salesgirl's response to "Dear Salesgirl, Are You Discriminating Against Me Because I'm Plus-Sized Or Black?"

Dear Salesgirl, Are You Discriminating Against Me Because I'm Plus-Sized Or Black?

Sunday Omony | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Living
Sunday Omony

As I walked into a clothing store, a sales representative greeted me within 30 seconds with a friendly smile. Once I tried on the clothes I came out of the change-room to get her opinion. I was excited about the interview because I was going to be discussing positive body image and my experiences as a plus-size model, and I wanted to look my best for the segment. I asked her if the blazer and blouse fit me well and if the colours looked good together. She rudely responded by saying: "I don't know, I don't dress people like you."

What Sergio Garcia's and Paula Deen's Racism Really Tell Us

Charmaine Nelson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Living
Charmaine Nelson

Both Sergio Garcia and Paula Deen, despite differences in age, sex and nationality, drew upon a limited knowledge of slave custom to express demeaning visions of blackness, which made light of or sanitized the brutality and institutionalized deprivations of slavery.

Why These Five "Solutions" Won't End Rape Culture

Anupreet Sandhu Bhamra | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada Living
Anupreet Sandhu Bhamra

Last month, I wrote how patriarchy and racism give birth to rape culture, not a drunk woman or her miniskirt. But it is baffling to see the dialogue outside of these platforms going off on a tangent, in random directions. This needs to stop, now. Here are five "solutions" that aren't stopping rape culture.

Canada's First Racial Discrimination Trial

Rachel Décoste | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

It is oft-implied that the United States had segregation while Canada was above this racial retardment. Hollywood movies dramatize the plight of Afric...

No Dogs and Jews Allowed

Bernie Farber | Posted 07.12.2012 | Canada Politics
Bernie Farber

In cottage country, and even on Toronto's beaches up to the mid 1950s, it was common to see signs that read "No Dogs or Jews Allowed." Though we, as a nation, have made great strides in the name of human rights for all, we cannot be complacent. There cannot be justice for Jews if there is not justice for everyone.