We were once discriminated against, but we've ignored the lessons from our past by attacking newcomers instead of supporting them.
Davide Mastracci is an opinion/blogs associate editor at HuffPost Canada. His work has appeared in various publications, including Al Jazeera, Vice, BuzzFeed, the National Post, The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, Maisonneuve, and Canadaland. You can read more of his work at www.davidemastracci.com.
We got fries with it, too.
07/10/2018 21:10 EDT
Ford’s alleged dog whistles and connections to the far-right will further embolden white supremacists and normalize hatred.
06/11/2018 12:33 EDT
Instead of saving men from radicalization, Peterson is normalizing their radical views on "enforced monogamy," to the applause of his fans.
05/31/2018 13:17 EDT
An officer doing what’s promised to the public is not going above and beyond, but rather what should be expected, a bar the TPS often fails to even reach.
04/26/2018 12:10 EDT
The journalists that pressured the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression into censorship should be ashamed of jeopardizing their work.
04/13/2018 11:47 EDT
No-platforming is the best tactic the average person can take part in to ensure fascists are beaten back.
03/20/2018 09:58 EDT
A leader who attempts to portray himself as a serious opponent of Islamophobia and discrimination at home should do the same abroad.
02/27/2018 10:08 EST
King Street is open, but the time where business owners could bully the city is hopefully coming to a close.
01/23/2018 16:38 EST
The bread price-fixing scheme is a moment when the curtain is pulled back and we get a peek into how things really work.
01/08/2018 10:42 EST
"Free speech" is too costly for the disenfranchised, and this will never change when the system in power profits from this imbalance.
12/19/2017 14:31 EST
The “moderate rebels” Western and Gulf states said they were funding didn’t exist in any meaningful way for much of the conflict.
12/14/2017 16:14 EST
Canada has isolated itself from the rest of the world by voting almost entirely in favour of Israeli occupation.
12/08/2017 15:45 EST
It is shameful that the demonization and criminalization of Muslims, particularly Muslim women, is still so popular.
10/18/2017 16:48 EDT
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.
02/10/2017 03:15 EST
Muslims are a marginalized group within Canada. We don't have access to political power in the way white people do, and we are in fact subject to stereotypes and demonization from political power and the media alike -- the collective blame laid upon Muslims legitimizes the idea that all Muslims should be punished for the acts of a tiny minority. Once this idea is legitimized, spates of hate crimes are committed and some Muslims end up feeling unsafe in their own communities.
11/18/2015 12:58 EST
On February 12, Harper vowed to appeal a federal court ruling that would allow Muslim women to wear a niqab during citizenship ceremonies. Speaking to the press about the matter, Harper said, "That is not the way we do things." He added that, "This is a society that is transparent, open and where people are equal, and I think we find that offensive." This is a classic example of opportunistic feminism, which so many white men like to make use of from time to time.
03/12/2015 08:41 EDT
On January 30, a reporter asked Harper how newly-introduced anti-terror legislation will differentiate between somebody who is "radicalized" and "a teen who's just messing around in the basement." Harper answered by saying promoting terrorism is a serious offence no matter "what the age of the person is, or whether they're in a basement, or whether they're in a mosque or somewhere else." Harper's response to this question associates hundreds of mosques across the country with the promotion of terrorism and violence and is misguided for multiple reasons.
02/11/2015 09:41 EST
There should be no mistake, it's more embarrassing for an adult to not know Kanye at this point in time than it is for a teen to not know McCartney. White dominance of cultural norms is the only reason click-bait articles decrying the masses of 50-somethings who don't know who Kanye West is aren't being published.
01/06/2015 12:54 EST
Ali A. Rizvi recently wrote an open letter to "moderate Muslims." I'm not sure if Rizvi's letter was directed toward me, as I don't measure my faith in chicken wing flavours, but I'm going to respond anyway. Rizvi's good will doesn't last long as he immediately begins to lecture Muslims about our "increasingly waning credibility" in the West.
10/09/2014 01:23 EDT
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