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.
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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.
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.
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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.
School textbooks from Germany deal with Europe in much greater detail and with more of a positive angle than those published in England.
Women and children at a Red Cross camp for displaced victims of xenophobic violence in Johannesburg.
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The action plan offers no information about budgets, oversight, clear standards for measuring progress or accountability mechanisms.
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.'
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has travelled to Christchurch after yesterday’s terror attacks.
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Research shows that many members of dominant groups perceive minorities and immigrant groups as a threat, which builds up to fear and hate. We can all do something to change that.
Donald Trump prepares to give the 2018 US State of the Union address.
Trump is not the first US president to talk about border security, but he is the only one to make it an "urgent national crisis". Here is a handy deconstruction of President Trump's rhetorical strategy.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa at the launch of the governing ANC’s 2019 elections manifesto in Durban.
The vision set out by Cyril Ramaphosa has the seeds for galvanising South Africans to get back on the right path. But it urgently needs a plan to make it happen.
Restrictive immigration policies make it difficult for overseas students to stay on and get jobs after their degrees.
Research shows people are more likely to reject international students when they are perceived as a threat to themselves or their children.
A 1903 drawing by Louis Dalrymple depicts European immigrants as “rats” (in the magazine
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The deepening geographic, racial, gender and educational divisions in America shows some striking parallels between the nation today and in the 1920s.
Nigerians have the lowest trust in the country’s media, thanks to widespread misinformation.
Disinformation in Africa often takes the form of extreme speech inciting violence and spreading racist, misogynous, xenophobic messages.
Maxime Bernier speaks about his new political party during a news conference in Ottawa in September 2018.
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Maxime Bernier's new political party may be able to swipe some votes from the Conservatives. But it's going nowhere if he allows it to remain a conduit for xenophobia, nativism and white supremacy.
Passengers aboard the MS St. Louis from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Photo Archives.
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We can learn a lot about our past from fictional stories. In 'What is Left the Daughter,' author Howard Norman presents a cautionary tale from the Second World War of xenophobia and prejudice.
Screenshot from Republican John Rose’s campaign ad ‘Build the Wall,’ which equates all immigration with the Salvadoran gang MS-13.
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MS-13 is not the biggest or most violent gang in the US. But its grisly murders and Latino membership inflame Americans' anxiety about immigration. GOP campaign ads stoke those fears to attack Democrats.
Foreign spaza shop owners are being accused of selling “fake” food.
Foreign shop-owners in South Africa are accused of selling counterfeit food and food beyond its sell-by date. These claims are driven by politically charged opinions, not evidence.
Four people died in the latest violence and looting to hit shops owned by foreign nationals in Soweto, Johannesburg.
Framing xenophobic violence as a question of immigrant victimisation invites divisions between neighbours.
Thousands marched to demand an end to xenophobic violence in South Africa recently.
A survey shows 70% of South Africans feel immigrants pose a threat to the country.
A top hit in 1975, Neil Sedaka’s song “The Immigrant,” proves its continuing relevance, with the rise in xenophobia in the United States. Here people on an Atlantic Liner arrive at what is probably Ellis Island, the gateway for over 12 million immigrants to the U.S. from 1892 to 1954.
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Neil Sedaka's song “The Immigrant” was a top hit in 1975, but today it seems even more relevant, as debates rage in the United States over immigration, repatriation and racism.
A shifting sense of national identity.
A survey of British Remain supporters living elsewhere in the EU after the referendum found feelings of shame and loss about what they felt their country had become.
Barack Obama delivering the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg.
Barack Obama was asked to give the Mandela Lecture because he represents what the global liberation struggle icon stood for. He struck the right chord.