Canada Racism

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

ByBlacks.com | Posted 03.24.2017 | Canada Alberta
ByBlacks.com

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.

I Won't Vote For Anti-Islamophobia Motion Because All Canadians Are Equal

Deepak Obhrai | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Deepak Obhrai

What needs to be made clear is that most Canadians challenging this motion are not challenging the issues facing the Muslim communities, or that racism does not exist; what they are uncomfortable with in this motion is the fact that it is favouring one community over others.

What We Can Learn From 'Hidden Figures'

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Living
Dr. Marie Bountrogianni

As we reflect on current events, sociopolitical uncertainty throughout the world seems to have only risen from where it sat at the beginning of the year. Nearly every day brings news of yet another racist, bigotry, or sexist comment from south of the border. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are under serious threat.

I See A Chance To Fight Bigotry. Liberals See A Political Play

Garnett Genuis | Posted 03.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Garnett Genuis

Progressives need to demand that Liberals work with Conservatives to address bigotry, by condemning it in clear and unambiguous terms while also addressing the anxieties that can give rise to it. If Liberals do not stop playing their dangerous game, there is real danger.

We Ignore The Hate In Our Politics At Canada's Peril

Jeewan Chanicka | Posted 03.16.2017 | Canada Politics
Jeewan Chanicka

While many Canadians look at the politics in the U.S. with confusion and frustration, a more informed reading of our Canadian context highlights our reality may be heading in a similar direction. Silence by the political centre can lead us down the same road as our neighbours south of the border.

Halifax Cabbie Acquitted In Sex Assault Is Victim Of Racism: Lawyer

CP | Michael Tutton, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada

"Those most eager to vilify Mr. Al-Rawi seem to be the least eager to gather accurate information.''

6 Ways To Support Students As Acts Of Hate Continue To Rise

Jeewan Chanicka | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Living
Jeewan Chanicka

Recently, with rising Islamophobia, a Muslim child was threatened on school grounds by someone wearing a mask. Though schools may see themselves as "neutral," the sense of safety and well-being of many children continues to be hijacked with the ongoing rhetoric of political leaders and increasing hate incidents and crimes.

Seattle Gunman Shoots Sikh Man, Says 'Go Back To Your Own Country'

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.05.2017 | Canada

"The climate of hate that has been created doesn't distinguish between anyone.''

Is Racism At An All-Time High?

ByBlacks.com | Posted 03.02.2017 | Canada Living
ByBlacks.com

Recently there have been a string of celebrities calling out people and institutions for racism. Some seem surprised it's happening to them, thinking their celebrity is a shield. While others are seriously emotionally affected.

Canada Owes Refugees Fleeing U.S. A Fighting Chance

Jennifer Andrews | Posted 03.01.2017 | Canada Politics
Jennifer Andrews

To be exceptional is to be unusual, rare or outstanding. Right now, we are none of those things. To be exceptional is to figure out a way to make it safe for refugees fleeing the U.S. to come to Canada and to give them a chance to contribute to our country, without having to go underground yet again.

It's Time We Talk About Canada's Own Immigration Ban

Romanipe | Posted 02.28.2017 | Canada Politics
Romanipe

In 2011, financed with Canadian taxpayer money, the government initiated a billboard campaign in the predominant countries of origin of Roma claimants. It sought to deliberately deter Roma from seeking asylum in Canada, stating that "people who make a [refugee] claim without sound reasons will be processed faster and deported faster."

A Tale Of Two Canadas – With Muslims In The Middle

Jeewan Chanicka | Posted 02.27.2017 | Canada Living
Jeewan Chanicka

When they show hate, we will continue to show love. We cannot allow the Conservative party and its hate-inspired identity politics to destroy a vision we continue to build. The people united, will never be defeated.

White People See A Lesson In Manners. I See A Racist Assault

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 03.03.2017 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

It's getting pretty frustrating having to tell people, especially white people, what racism looks like. As a black woman, it's heartbreaking to see how such incidents are handled and how they are reported and discussed in the media. Most frightening, is the direction in which Canada is going regarding race relations.

Trump's America May Finally Force Us To Wake Up To Our Prejudices

Lauren Messervey | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

All of a sudden, it was OK for America to get back into hate crimes again. Behaviour that had been previously seen as scary stories from a discarded history text book are suddenly back in the news. Here we are, a long history of "haven't we become so much better" wiped clean with story after story of bigotry, Islamophobia, and Neo-Nazi ideals rising from the ashes.

What Happened To The Country That Welcomed My Immigrant Grandparents

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Living
Fransi Weinstein

Very sadly, large numbers of Canadians are turning their backs on the principles and values I hold dear, the principles and values of which I am so proud. The principles and values that paved the way for my family, and so many others, to have that better life they craved.

Wake Up Canada, Islamophobia Is Not New To This Country

Adrienne Martin | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Adrienne Martin

Islamophobia has been an issue here in Canada, long before Donald Trump. Although the country is home to more than one million Muslims, more than half of Canadians have an "unfavourable" view of Islam, according to a 2013 Angus Reid Global poll.

If Trudeau Won't Defend M-103, Why Should We?

Howard Anglin | Posted 02.21.2017 | Canada Politics
Howard Anglin

When Rebel Media sent out emails claiming that "Canada is on the verge of passing a law that would prohibit criticizing Islam" and that "If this motion passes, Canadians can be persecuted for expressing any criticism of Islam, even when warranted," I pointed out that M-103 is a motion, not a law, and that it will not change a single comma of existing speech legislation. Apparently, Prime Minister Trudeau disagrees.

Modern Racism In Canada Has Deep Colonial Roots

Charmaine Nelson | Posted 02.23.2017 | Canada Living
Charmaine Nelson

There can be no full comprehension of contemporary racism without an understanding and acknowledgement of its historical, colonial roots. Put simply, contemporary racism is historical racism; it is just a continuation and adaptation in another form, another guise of policies, strategies, systems.

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?"

What Some South Koreans Think Of Black People

The Huffington Post Canada | Chloe Tejada | Posted 02.15.2017 | Canada Living

Their answers reveal how the media shapes their perspectives.

Trump Isn't Solely To Blame For The Quebec Mosque Shooting

Davide Mastracci | Posted 03.08.2017 | Canada Living
Davide Mastracci

Trump has undoubtedly emboldened Islamophobes across North America, but Canada has our own history with Islamophobia that we need to talk about. From 2012 to 2014, we saw hate crimes against Muslims in Canada double - and this is all while most of us knew Donald Trump as the host of The Apprentice.

Trump May Be Making Racism Worse In Canada: Experts

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2017 | Canada

Some think that such discrimination been bubbling below the surface within some segments of Canadian society.

Are You Seriously Mocking Asian Eyes, Gigi Hadid?

Isabelle Khoo | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Living
Isabelle Khoo

In the now-deleted clip, Gigi is seen squinting her eyes as she holds a Buddha-shaped cookie up to her face. While this type of joke is often seen as innocent, this little stunt is actually mocking the physical features of an entire race - and it's not OK. It's racist and it's ignorant.

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.

How Identity Politics Is Destroying The Left And Being Used By The 'Alt-Right'

Lauryn Oates | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada
Lauryn Oates

Identity politics, long well entrenched in the liberal arts circles of academia, have seemingly broken out of the confines of campus debates and critical theory textbooks, and emerged into the mainstream, suddenly becoming a heated theme in the media.