Comic memoirs facilitate emotional, intellectual, and ethical investments in the experiences of others. It is not about appropriation, or belittling empathy, nor is it a search for satisfaction via vicarious experience. It is about imagination and the transformative power of visual/verbal works that document the world around us, as anti-racist work calls for the re-imagination of that world.
The IQ swindle is just this: an attempt to quantify the unquantifiable. The field aspires to the level of science, therefore it has to boast precision. It attempts to achieve this, disastrously, by counting something that can't be counted. By measuring something that isn't even, when looked at closely, a thing. The IQ scientists, at their worst, force their wretched notions to become facts.
In announcing the Ottawa Protocol to Combat Anti-Semitism, Foreign Minister John Baird expressed Canada's unequivocal support for the State of Israel. Canada's stance on Israel is based on the principle of standing by your friends -- especially when they are democracies and advocates for human rights.
During Université de Montréal's Frosh activities, white students painted their faces with blackface makeup. It's important to highlight here that this behaviour is not representative of French Canadians, which is precisely why my first week at Université de Montréal was like being on the border of Bizarro World and Crazy Town.