Racism in Canada

What It Really Feels Like To Be On The Receiving End Of Racism

HuffPost Canada | Kayla Greaves | Posted 05.03.2017 | Canada Living

"I just thought 'I can't afford for [my daughter] to think that this is OK."

This Is What It's Like To Be Black In Alberta

ByBlacks.com | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Alberta

As a native Torontonian, I moved to Edmonton about three years ago. Most of my friends left Ontario when Alberta's economy was strong and every year that went by they encouraged me to come for the endless opportunities. They warned me about the racism here, but I thought they were exaggerating.

Joshua Ostroff

TV Host Tyrone Edwards Talks White Privilege And Black Lives Matter

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Living

"Black lives matter. Can we say that? Because if you can't even say it, how can people feel it?"

Denying Islamophobia's Existence Keeps Hate Alive In Canada

Eduardo Alves Dos Anjos | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Living
Eduardo Alves Dos Anjos

Like many diseases, Islamophobia is curable and its treatment is more simple than one may imagine. The first step to attaining this cure is by recognizing that one is afflicted by the illness. We must all recognize that Islamophobia is not only a threat to Muslims, but to our entire society.

Joshua Ostroff

Wab Kinew Schools Us On Systemic Racism

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Politics

"I don't think you could deny that our country has an issue with racism."

This Is What Black Activism Looks Like Today In Canada

CBC | CBC News | Posted 02.05.2017 | Canada

"What we really need is structural change."

Halifax's Racist Statue Has Got To Go: Mi'kmaq Elder

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada

The city's founder offered a reward for the murder of Mi'kmaq people in the 18th century.

We Can't Allow 'Security To Mask Racism' In Refugee Pledge: Wynne

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Politics

"We have those two devils within our society: racism and xenophobia. They exist," said Philippe Couillard.

Canadian Students Reveal What It Means To Be #BlackOnCampus

The Huffington Post Canada | Angelyn Francis | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Living

“T-Dot to Mizzou, we stand by you!”

If Racial Profiling Happens To Doctors At Their Own Hospitals, Who Can Be Safe From It?

Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Dr. Boluwaji Ogunyemi

It would dawn on me that as a young black male in casual street clothes at midnight in the act of placing hospital property into my personal bag, there was a likelihood that she thought I was stealing.

The 10 Most Racist Incidents of 2014: Canadian Edition

Rachel Décoste | Posted 03.05.2015 | Canada
Rachel Décoste

As the year winds down, news readers are treated with a feast of annual compilations. From fashion to finances it is a time to look back at the hits and misses. Here is a compilation of low-lights in racial discrimination the country that coined multiculturalism.

What It's Like to See Blackface on Halloween as a Woman of Colour

Eternity E Martis | Posted 12.26.2014 | Canada Living
Eternity E Martis

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.

The Racist Talent Show Judge Who Makes Simon Cowell Look Good

Suzanne Ma | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Suzanne Ma

A somewhat awkward, bespectacled Chinese man by the name of Xiao Wang wandered onto the stage of Holland's Got Talent. The PhD student announced he would perform a rendition of "La donna è mobile" from Verdi's Rigoletto. And that's when Judge Cornelis Willem Heuckeroth, who goes by the nickname Gordon, cracked his first joke: "Which number are you singing? Number 39 with rice?"

How Canadian Media Enforce a Black Male's Self-Hatred

Anthony Morgan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada
Anthony Morgan

Recently, the Guardian published an article titled "Why I hate being a black man" by a Canadian writer. No similarly prominent Canadian media outlets have provided a much-needed black male Canadian's reaction to the piece. The deafening silence is curious, telling and typically Canadian.

I Took My Family to the Movies and Got Called a "F-ing Terrorist"

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

When I leaned over and asked a woman in a movie theatre to please put her cellphone away, she started yelling at me. She AND her husband called me an F'ing TERRORIST repeatedly. Does the colour of my skin or the fact that I wear a piece of cloth on my head make it alright to lambaste me in public in front of my child and her friends?

Club Punished For Racial Discrimination

CBC | Posted 10.17.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has ruled the Shark Club of Langley discriminated against a group of Indo-Canadians who were denied entry one night, an...

Canada's First Black MP Leaves an Important Legacy

Anthony Morgan | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada
Anthony Morgan

Our country now mourns the passing of a great Canadian hero, Lincoln Macauley Alexander. He died on Friday October 19th, 2012 at the age of 90. Reading the many tributes to this outstanding Canadian makes it clear that Alexander's exemplary life was lived as an emphatic declaration that blackness and Canadianness can seamlessly exist in synergetic harmony, and that there is a black experience that is inextricably and simultaneously a Canadian experience. Indeed the passing of this legendary black Canadian should encourage us all to live lives that would leave us similarly criticized for our expressed concerns for the lot of the average Canadian, black and otherwise.

Does Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Have a White Saviour Complex?

Anthony Morgan | Posted 11.18.2012 | Canada Politics
Anthony Morgan

On a recent radio segment, Doug Ford boldly proclaimed, "There's no one that helps black youth more than Rob Ford," followed by, "These are kids who have nothing." If Mayor Ford really does hold the view that the black youths he helps have "nothing" without his football program, he is only furthering the sentiment that no matter how hard black people and communities work, they still have "nothing" if their hard work and perseverance is not supported by a white saviour.

Hacked Neo-Nazi Websites Reveal Canadian Connections

CBC | Posted 04.02.2012 | Canada

The names of dozens of alleged white supremacists in Canada are contained in files leaked by computer hackers in Europe intent on exposing hate moveme...

9/11: Women In The Fight Against Discrimination

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.11.2011 | Canada Living

Wasan Mohamad was in her Hamilton, Ont. apartment building elevator when she noticed a disturbing scrawl of yellow chalk: “Kill Muslim Dogs.” ...

You Might Be a Small-Minded Canadian If...

Johannes Wheeldon, Ph.D | Posted 10.10.2011 | Canada
Johannes Wheeldon, Ph.D

If you favour superstition over science, ideology over evidence, and ego over empathy, you might be a small-minded Canadian. Are we witnessing the closing of the Canadian mind? What about the Alberta tar sands, G20 protests, and prison instead of prevention?