A flag is flown during the annual marijuana 420 gathering in Toronto.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Canada's federal government is running out of time before the summer session to pass a bill that would pardon those convicted of minor cannabis possession.
Gandhi’s statue, which sat in this quad at the University of Ghana, caused great controversy.
Gandhi was celebrated for the things he taught the world in his later years, through his writings, ideas and lifestyle. He was celebrated for seeking peace for all the peoples of the world.
The recent maternal health crisis of tennis player Serena Williams was a flash point for many health professionals. A photo of Williams with her daughter from her Instagram account.
As we celebrate moms this Mother’s Day, let's remember that maternal health is a right that many do not enjoy.
Damian Callinan, Josh McConville, Nick Cody, Sahil Saluja, and Ben Knight in The Merger (2018).
The Merger draws on the conventions of the sports film to explore and challenge attitudes towards refugees in Australia.
Visitors and performers at Brazil’s ‘Confederate Party,’ held each April in São Paulo state.
The Confederate flag debate has arrived to Brazil, pitting black activists against the Brazilian descendants of soldiers who fled the South after the Civil War.
The Dutch Royal Family lays a wreath at the National Monument in Amsterdam on May 4, 2009.
The Dutch holiday on May 4 that commemorates the country's dead from World War II and after reveals how Dutch policy divides people along racial lines and ignores the Indonesian dead in that war.
Ancestry ad depicts a white man in 19th-century clothing standing in front of a Black woman holding a ring telling her they can leave and be together in Canada.
Canadian audiences did not object to Ancestry's ad which romanticized Canada as “Promised land,” but they should have.
African National Congress supporters at the party’s manifesto launch.
South Africa has the world’s largest white minority living under black rule.Colour line tensions might remain a feature of the country's political landscape.
An infusion of resources into local news outlets in Thunder Bay may help communities contend with recent reports of systemic racism against Indigenous communities.
Thunder Bay has received national press for its historically inequitable relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Local journalism could help the city face those challenges.
Duke Ellington leads his orchestra in a rehearsal in Coventry, England, on Dec. 2, 1966.
From spirituals about the trials of slavery to the fight for civil rights and the modern rhythms of swing music, Duke Ellington told a story about black life that was both beautiful and complex.
A local Winnipeg Jets tradition – the Whiteout Street Party – has been the source of controversy. Is it political correctness run amok or is the name insensitive to racialized people?
THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
A celebration for the Winnipeg Jets turned controversial when an anti-racist group challenged a "make Winnipeg white again" headline about the city's NHL playoff "whiteout" parties.
In a political dispute with Ottawa, Doug Ford’s Ontario government has stopped funding legal aid for refugee claimants. This 2017 photo shows a young asylum seeker being held by an RCMP officer and her father after crossing the border into Canada from the United States.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The recent decision by the Ontario government to drastically cut funds for legal aid will cause hardship for many low-income residents of Ontario and for refugees claimants.
No matter how innocent you think it is, what you type into search engines can shape how the internet behaves.
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It's not your intent that matters when you're considering your online behaviour – it's the consequences that create the impact.
Faith Goldy is shown outside Wilfrid Laurier University in March 2018. Facebook may have banned Goldy and other ‘alt-right’ figures, but their influence is greater than social media.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Hannah Yoon
It's all well and good for Facebook to shut down people like Faith Goldy, but it's critical we recognize that the far right’s culture war is diffusing more broadly within Canadian politics.
Children from a Roma community play in a camp that was attacked on March 2, 2019, in Bobigny, near Paris.
Since March 2019, 25 attacks against Roma people have taken place, especially after false rumours of child abductions. Why do such negative stereotypes spread and what social mechanisms do they trigger?
Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people campaigning ten years ago – little has changed.
Edmond Terakopian/PA Archive.
A new report shows Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people still face overt racism and stark inequality – politicians must drive change.
Just because your children are learning about LGBT relationships, it won't make them gay.
An academic expert on Islamophobia attended a ‘free-speech’ conference in Toronto, where she was assaulted after challenging speakers for promoting hatred against Muslims.
Covert power brokers are using cultural, political and economic ideas to influence, shape and inform white nationalist views. They help circulate bigotry by dressing it up as patriotism.
Women and children at a Red Cross camp for displaced victims of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg.
EFE-EPA /Kim Ludbrook
The action plan offers no information about budgets, oversight, clear standards for measuring progress or accountability mechanisms.
Jessie Dean Gipson Simmons, shown top center about age 37, c. 1961.
[Clockwise: daughter Angela, sons Obadiah Jerone, Jr. and Carl,
and husband Obadiah Jerone, Sr.; daughters Carolyn and Quendelyn are not pictured]
Simmons family archives
When Jessie Simmons applied for a teaching job in 1958, her application went to a separate file for "Negro teachers" and got rejected. An education scholar recounts how Simmons fought back and won.