Canada Racism

Joshua Ostroff

TV Host Tyrone Edwards Talks White Privilege And Black Lives Matter

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 02.16.2017 | 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 02.10.2017 | 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.

Canada Still Has Much To Learn From The United States

Elliot M. Cho | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Living
Elliot M. Cho

Nothing is more dangerous than the efforts to make ourselves feel good about being Canadians by telling us that we are all good and free from the toxicity of U.S. politics. We keep telling ourselves that the incidents where we portrayed our distrust and hate towards each other are all isolated incidents, carried out by the misfits. They don't represent who we are. We are nice people. We need to wake up.

'When They Go Low, We Go High': Friend Of Quebec Attack Victims

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada

Six men, mostly fathers, were killed in the Quebec City attack.

Ours Can Be The Political Generation That Silences Intolerance

Erin O'Toole | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Politics
Erin O'Toole

We cannot allow indifference or silence to normalize the language of intolerance in political discourse. I, for one, do not want the next generation of politicians to have to apologize for injustices that I have the ability to prevent.

Quebec Mosque Shooting Isn't Who We Are As Canadians

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

It matters not a whit whether or not Donald Trump influenced Alexandre Bissonnette. What matters is that neither Donald Trump or Alexandre Bissonnette reflect Canada's beliefs or values.

Quebec Mosque Shooting Is A Turning Point In Canada's Welcoming Narrative

Ashleigh-Rae Thomas | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Politics
Ashleigh-Rae Thomas

We have long maintained a sense of pride in being pro immigrant, refugee friendly, and a safe haven for all. This act of terrorism proved without a doubt that this is not the case. Instances of Islamophobia, racism, and anti-immigrant sentiment have been present in Canadian society for longer than most would like to admit.

Pride Toronto's Great Divide

Bryen Dunn | Posted 01.26.2017 | Canada Politics
Bryen Dunn

The recent Pride Toronto decision to honour all of Black Lives Matter Toronto's (BLMTO) demands for more inclusiveness has caused quite a stir, partially due to one of the requests being the "exclusion of uniformed police officers marching in the parade."

I'm Standing Up To A Lifetime Of Anonymous Online Racism

Terese Marie Mailhot | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Living
Terese Marie Mailhot

Indigenous people are subject to racism, whether they are professors, authors, award winners, self-made or struggling. Our voices won't be silenced. I say: name your culprits and give them the exposure they desire.

What Obama Taught Us About Handling Racism

ByBlacks.com | Posted 01.20.2017 | Canada Politics
ByBlacks.com

If you think your job is hard, try walking in Obama's shoes for a few days. It is a lesson for all of us; no matter what happens it is always better to walk the high road. Remember that acts of racism are not about you, it is a reflection of how that person is feeling inside about themselves.

Abbotsford Police Investigate Racist Flyers Distributed By ‘Idiots'

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.17.2017 | Canada British Columbia

Police have security video showing a Dodge Ram truck they believe was distributing the pamphlets.

Dairy Queen Closed After Owner Boasted About Racism

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada

Unbelievable.

Dear Outsiders, Listen Before You Speak About Our Native Identity

Terese Marie Mailhot | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Living
Terese Marie Mailhot

This conversation might be new to you, but it's always been relevant and ongoing, and it's often a reaction of something your people have caused. It's often complicated by outsider intrusion and historical erasure.

Together, We Can Achieve A Great Deal In 2017

Jerry Dias | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

The past year has been very eventful for Canada and the world -- in some very good ways, and, unfortunately, in some very bad ones. I do think the next year can provide an opportunity to support more women and marginalized people to be involved in politics and run for office, but this will require our collective actions to create spaces and opportunities.

Why Do Facebook And Google Show Us What They Show Us?

Sol Chrom | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Living
Sol Chrom

we've all seen how effective the algorithms are at distinguishing genuine, authentic content from bullshit. And we've already talked about how those algorithms are shaped by your ultimate goal: do you want engagement, or do you want veracity? Do you want to be clicky, or do you want to be authentic? Can't always have both.

Joshua Ostroff

Systemic Racism Bigger Than Police Says CFL Legend Pinball Clemons

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.21.2016 | Canada Living

"We talk about the police but we don't talk about the judge, we don't talk about the [store] clerk. This is a comprehensive experience."

Let's Meet Donald Trump's Presidential Team

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

I'm just going to come right out and say it: I think Americans have a lot to be concerned about unless, among other things, they don't care about their freedom to choose and their basic human rights. Have you been paying attention to Donald Trump's nominees? Do you know what they believe in and stand for? I have been keeping up with his picks and their platforms. And let me tell you, unless I was an affluent, white, heterosexual, conservative Christian man, I'd be more than a little nervous.

How Will You Stand Up To Canada's Homegrown Racism?

Trevor Wilson | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Living
Trevor Wilson

I was standing at an intersection. I glanced over at the post on the corner to be greeted by a flyer entitled "Hey White People." It was an invitation to join the "alt-right" white supremacist movement for those "sick of being blamed for all the world's problems caused by minority groups and immigrants." What had changed?

Trump Tower Has No Place In Vancouver's Skyline

Sarah E. Leamon | Posted 12.06.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Sarah E. Leamon

Quite simply, the values espoused by Donald Trump and his supporters do not align with the values that are held by the majority of Canadians -- and they certainly do not align with the values that are held by the vast majority of Vancouverites. Bottom line: there is no room for Trump in our city.

Edmonton Man Wanted For Noose Threats Released Without Charges

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Alberta

He told the women, "This is for you."