What are your in-groups and out-groups?
Our neural circuits lead us to find comfort in those like us and unease with those who differ, resulting in a battle between reward and distrust. But these brain connections aren't the end of the story.
Children listen to speakers during an immigration family separation protest in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Donald Trump's policy to separate children from their migrant parents lays bare his fascism. The time has come for Americans to resist this act of domestic terrorism.
Names of lynching victims at the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala.
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice helps demonstrate that the lynching of black people was not the fault of victims. But telling this history risks re-traumatizing the black community.
Middle and high school students turn to alt-right websites for their research papers.
A researcher discovered that many US students cite alt-right websites in their research papers. Should teachers discuss the websites to help students tell fact from fiction?
#FreeTommy protests depict the founder of the English Defence League as a hero. But his sentencing had nothing to do with the right to protest.
Rapper Drake watches the action at an NBA game in Toronto in 2016. A recent battle between Drake and Pusha-T brought the issue of blackface back into the headlines.
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Is blackface ever innocent? Is it less racist when a Black person enacts it as a statement of resistance? Because of our history of deep and ongoing racism in Canada, the answer is no.
Roseanne Barr’s eponymous show was cancelled because of a racist tweet.
ABC's cancellation of the hit reboot Roseanne because of its star's racist tweet raises complex questions about freedom of speech and the line between public and private selves in the age of social media.
Racist 'jokes' embed negative stereotypes. Here's why it's not humourless to refuse to join in.
Anti-apartheid cleric Trevor Huddleston, centre, with South African liberation struggle icons Oliver Tambo and Nelson Mandela in 1991.
Bishop Huddleston's criticism of Enoch Powell's incendiary "Rivers of blood" speech was both a history lesson and a call to action against racism.
Employees of Starbucks Coffee in the United States and Canada will receive “implicit bias” training.
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Starbucks is implementing implicit bias training for its employees in the United States and Canada. Even though we are not aware implicit biases, they lead to discriminatory behaviours.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer immigrants are generally not considered by policymakers and settlement providers.
A recent study reveals that immigrant-serving organizations in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador do not demonstrate an awareness of racially diverse LGBTQ immigrants.
South African rugby player Ashwin Willemse (in green jersey) playing against New Zealand’s All Blacks in 2003.
Race still plays a big part in South African society. Sport is no exception.
Meghan Markle’s mixed race identity has been the topic of conversation leading up to her wedding to Prince Harry. That’s a good thing.
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Journalist Stan Grant has argued that we need to stop talking about Meghan Markle's 'mixed race' identity. But our society still categorises people according to race - and we need to discuss this.
Throughout its storied history, the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team has won 13 state titles.
AP Photo/Ariel Schalit
Beitar Jerusalem has always attracted the outsiders, the oppressed and the victimized – Israel's 'forgotten Jews.'
This is America.
The music industry, like all other media, can be censored to some extent. So how does this change its output?
A heated debate is unfolding on Twitter about whether it's OK to compare middle-aged white men to boiled meat.
The flaws in the political settlement that ended apartheid need urgent attention.
Mandela’s reconciliation message may have partly reflected his view of the world. But it was also a product of his party, the ANC.
Black people often have a hard time accessing loans for their businesses. Many Black Canadians are engaging in mutual aid groups or peer-to-peer banking institutions.
Black Canadians encounter systemic bias when banking and can have a hard time obtaining loans for their businesses. Mutual aid co-operatives can offer some true alternatives.
Healing is a political act says Global Health Prof. Roberta K. Timothy. In this article, she offers eight ways to deal with and heal from racism.
Racism affects us emotionally and physically. Prof. Roberta K. Timothy offers eight ways to strategically empower and care for oneself when dealing with everyday racism.
Altab Ali: murdered on May 4, 1978.
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Forty years after Altab Ali's racist murder in Whitechapel, the story of how it mobilised the Bangladeshi community.