Many claim the offensive part about blackface is from a long time ago and claim blackface costumes, especially at Halloween, are innocent fun. What could be the harm?
Faith Goldy's third-place finish in the Toronto mayoralty race should not be dismissed. We must be watchful of the potential lessons that other far-right politicians may draw from her campaign.
Georgia's secretary of state has stalled voter registrations and accused Democrats of hacking. His tactics recall past efforts in the South to suppress black votes, from poll taxes to literacy tests
Toronto Mayor John Tory's use of race-coded words to describe gun violence in Toronto, including "thugs, sewer rats and gangsters," stokes racism and serves to justify policing Black communities.
One would think ministerial staff would be particularly alert to Hanson motions, and think very carefully before concluding she was doing something as unlikely as putting forward an anti-racist one.
The Liberals have been making a big pitch for the Jewish vote in Wentworth, on the back of Sharma's diplomatic experience. His major opponent, independent Kerryn Phelps, is Jewish.
Now that cannabis is almost legal in Canada, many are celebrating. Before we forget, we should remember those that have been arrested for previous crimes and push for amnesty.
Kenya has a legal framework that protects its citizens from racism but there are challenges with its implementation
Twenty years ago, Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered for being gay. A lawyer who helped implement hate crime legislation in Shepard's name reflects on its strengths and limitations.
New research shows mainstream media outlets are failing to report issues of cultural diversity with enough breadth and depth.
Does Anne Moody's memoir represent how far we've come as a society. Or is it a stark reminder of how far we need to go?
What Strickland achieved is impressive. But it isn’t a sign that the patriarchy is being smashed.
In Brazil, a record 1,237 black women will stand for office in Sunday's general election. As in the US, their campaigns reflect deep personal concern about rising racism and sexism in politics.
Calls to impose harsh prison sentences for verbal crimen injuria are often premised on the need to deter such behaviour.
The politics of curry.
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Whether being called 'curry munchers' or pigeonholed as authorities on a dish largely invented by the British, diasporic South Asians are emulsified in a deep pool of curry.
Contentious or politically driven Supreme Court nominations are not new. But US history shows that many of those contested nominees who were confirmed would go on to author controversial opinions.
Barbershop Talks use the idea of the "barbershop around the corner" as a place to meet and discuss ideas and create a safe space for Black men and boys to talk openly about masculinity.
Court ruling may well undo decades of often racist cannabis law enforcement.
Serena Williams challenged decades of stereotypes when she revealed her anger after she disagreed with a U.S. Open umpire. A racist caricature and calls to boycott her playing by umpires followed.
Charging the leader of the UK Labour Party with antisemitism is a narrative that went mainstream – but it’s one that omits pertinent information and opposing views.