Canada Racism

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."

I'm Fighting To Keep A Neo-Nazi Paper Out Of My Neighbourhood

Lisa Kinsella | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Living
Lisa Kinsella

It's not just the U.S. that is experiencing an increase in hate, it's been here at home -- Toronto -- for quite some time. And it's been landing on our doorsteps. It's the misogynist, racist, anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim and homophobic piece of garbage that calls itself the innocuous sounding "Your Ward News."

Trump-Fuelled 'Hate Wave' Could Hit Canada: CNN Pundit

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Politics

The former White House adviser said divisive forces can take root here.

Racist Flyers Call On 'Whitey' To Save B.C. City From Chinese People

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Another day, another set of racist flyers telling white people to take back "their" country.

Hate Lives In Canada Too

Sarah Beech | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Living
Sarah Beech

Canadians need to stop being polite about their racism and start owning it. Resist the urge to get defensive of multiculturalism and realize not everyone experiences Canada in the same way. Multiculturalism alone cannot mitigate prejudice, not without action. Canada is not devoid of racism because of our multiculturalism and the 'Trump Effect' must not eclipse the domestic racism that has long existed in this country.

Strange Bedfellows: The Bizarre Jewish Support For Donald Trump

Sarah Phillips | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Living
Sarah Phillips

Jews are told to remember all the time -- not just on Remembrance Day -- the horrors of the Holocaust. Unfortunately, the support that comes from all that remembering typically seems to just reverberate around a somewhat insulated community. That's not good enough for me.

Let's Not Sanitize Trump's Victory

Aurangzeb Qureshi | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Aurangzeb Qureshi

It's been barely a week and we're seeing it already. Numerous Muslim women across America getting attacked, students in universities calling black classmates "cotton pickers," and reports of racist graffiti surfacing all over the country. Already more than 200 incidents of harassment have been reported since Donald Trump won the presidency.

Wake Up, Trump Just Put A White Nationalist In The White House

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Joshua Ostroff

There have been many calls to better understand the white working class voter and placing blame on "political correctness" for what Van Jones dubbed on election night "a whitelash." In other words, that the real problem was that we weren't paying enough attention to straight, white people and shouldn't have been calling for diversity, equality and respect. But arguing that if you just didn't challenge straight white male supremacy then they wouldn't have elected a straight white male supremacist is no different than blaming a rape victim for what she wore, or a gay-bashing victim for kissing his boyfriend, or a Jew for wearing a Star of David necklace.

The Melting Pot Is Rapidly Becoming American Fiction

Jack Jedwab | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Jack Jedwab

You don't have to look very far these days to challenge the melting pot idea. All that is needed is a glimpse at the racial divisions that have marked the 2016 United States presidential election and others prior. In fact, those who boast about the American melting pot are generally thinking about the successful assimilation of white Americans in a society with perpetual racial divisions than run deep across the country.

Joshua Ostroff

Racist Alt-Right Posters Plastered Near Toronto Elementary School

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada

"F*ck these guys. We don't have to stand for this here."

Trump Win Proves You Can't Be 'Your Own Kind' Of Feminist

Tara K. Reed | Posted 11.14.2016 | Canada Living
Tara K. Reed

After the U.S. election, I wanted to call myself a feminist. Especially as friends wept about the uncertain (and certain) future of a Trump America. Still, I can't. Because feminism is hiding too many racists and bigots. People who hear "Be your own kind of feminist" and place emphasis on "your own kind."

White Canadians, Be Honest: Do We Need To Be Afraid Of You?

Niki Sharma | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Living
Niki Sharma

I worry that you can too easily find comfort in your privilege and wrap it around you like a blanket to filter out the horror that we feel. That this comfort will allow you to move on and become silent on the terror in Trump's plan and the voices of racism. White Canadians, we need to know now.

Are TPP Opponents Racists, Isolationists And Protectionists?

Sujata Dey | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada
Sujata Dey

Photo: Maude Barlow, Chair of the Council of Canadians at a massive rally in Stuttgart, Germany against CETA and TTIP. (Council of Canadians) So th...

Trump Won Because Of Elitism, Not Sexism

G. Elijah Dann | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Politics
G. Elijah Dann

Imagine. You, me or anyone else in a democracy deciding that because we are really convinced it's somebody's time, that we can then use our position of power to rig that outcome. How much more tragic when that Presidential candidate may have resulted in a Democrat like Bernie Sanders. Piling on the tragedy is the likelihood that a Sanders presidency could've brought a Democratic majority in the Senate and the House.

Are Canadian Trump Supporters Creating A Divided America At Home?

Tasheka Lavann | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Living
Tasheka Lavann

Somewhere deep inside I knew he would achieve this goal, but I didn't expect it to completely uncover the true face of America that many have long ignored and continue to ignore. Trump not only won over the hearts of many Americans, but he pulled all the champions of hate and division out of their holes.... I fear that this Trump "movement" will slip its way into Canada and fuel the fire in those who have long remained quiet or polite about their shared vision for a divided community of people where only some lives matter and deserve basic human rights.