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.
People across the world paid their respects to those who lost their lives during the terror attack in Christchurch.
Research shows that one way of challenging racism is to bring people together and to allow those who experience it to share their stories.
Mourners carry the body of a victim of the New Zealand mosque shootings for a burial in Christchurch on March 20, 2019.
(AP Photo/Mark Baker)
As the news of the shootings in New Zealand quickly unfolded, a researcher took note of the way the event was covered in news media and how the coverage was being discussed on social media.
Advert for El Palacio de Hierro, a luxury shop in Mexico.
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Mexican advertising often portrays that to be white is to be rich, while to be dark is to be poor.
Community members come together in Parkland, Florida, to mark the first anniversary of the killing of 14 students and three staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Parkland, Florida, where 17 people died in a school shooting on Valentine's Day 2018, was already a place of highly secure, gated communities, so the survivors instead united against guns and hate.
A protest in outside the offices of News UK in London in the wake of the Christchurch mosque attacks.
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Some commentators argue Islamophobia does not exist. It does, and it's deadly.
White supremacist groups like the National Socialist Movement, seen here at a rally in Arkansas on Nov. 10, 2018, have gained power in the U.S. since 2016.
The recent massacre at a New Zealand mosque is a traceable, direct outgrowth of an American white nationalist movement that insists immigrants and people of color are a threat to 'white civilization.'
President Dwight Eisenhower signs the bill to make Hawaii the 50th state at the White House on March 18, 1959.
Hawaii's fight for statehood was long and waged primarily against racist US lawmakers who feared admitting a majority Asian territory. But 60 years ago, President Eisenhower signed the statehood bill.
Morrison took up Jacinda Ardern’s phrase when she said of Muslims “they are us”, and applied it to Australia.
In his address in the wake of the New Zealand attack, on the theme of managing differences, Morrison said it was not a matter of “disagreeing less, but disagreeing better”.