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More than one-third of young trans Canadians have attempted suicide.
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Blaming decades-long bigotry on a foreign leader may make for good copy, but it absolves the culprits of their responsibility for their actions, their words, their ingrained racism.
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I have stopped existing in the binary my parents created for me: white people are bad, we're good, colonization happened, and then reclamation.
Racism has been used for centuries to divide and conquer working people. Today, "systemic racism" is an institutionalized feature of society, throwing up barriers to racialized workers and families in every community. All of our institutions and cultural norms are touched by its impact.
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Blogger Davide Mastracci shares his thoughts on how Islamophobia has spread in Canada, and that this happened long before Trump rose to power.
The Human Rights Watch report documents allegations of police abuse.
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"The number of hate crimes presented in this release likely undercounts the true extent of hate crime in Canada, as not all crimes are reported to police,'' Statistics Canada said.
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Researchers say we've come a long way.
Donald Trump is a liar, a criminal, and a danger to all of us. Everyone who is sane knows that. He attacks press freedom. He has used the undocumented workers he maligns. He lies about his wealth, which is why he doesn't release his tax returns. He hires anti-Semites. He steals. He discriminates against blacks in housing.
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"What does it take for this hateful man to be fired?"
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But she wasn't going to let that stop her from being with her soulmate.
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They are the clenched jaw, the racing heartbeat and the rapid breathing. They are the discomfort, fear, anxiety, suspicion and disgust. For police, racist feelings are particularly dangerous. In altercations with African Americans, some police to feel a heightened sense of threat, even when no such threat exists.
"I just thought 'I can't afford for [my daughter] to think that this is OK."
Kicking out Harper was only a beginning to rebuilding a progressive vision in this country. We must push back as a united voice against the politics of division, racism, Islamophobia, transphobia, homophobia, xenophobia and sexism that right-wing populists stir up in their cynical quests for power.