Carvings and barbed wire illustrate the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial on Bainbridge Island, Wash. The site, designed by architect Johnpaul Jones, opened in 2011.
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Social movement theory helps to explain why Japanese-Americans received reparations but the same will be much more challenging to provide for African-Americans.
Five generations on Smith’s Plantation Beaufort at South Carolina in 1862.
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Although financial reparation for African-Americans may be complicated to achieve, steps such as accurate acknowledgement of atrocities as well as public apologies and memorials can be enacted.
A member of Mexico’s National Guard watches for migrants on the Rio Suchiate between Guatemala and Mexico at sunrise on July 4, 2019.
(AP Photo/Idalia Rie)
The U.S. will likely continue to threaten Mexico with trade tariffs due to Central American migrants, and Mexico will respond with more drastic, inhumane measures. None of it will stop migration.
Starvation, kidnapping and neglect policies add up to ongoing genocide. An eagle feather is held up during the release of the MMIWG report in Québec.
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The final MMIWG report says that genocide does not refer only to the deliberate murder of some or all members of a particular social group. It also refers to the destruction of a group as a social unit.
People hold up signs as they march during a demonstration in Montreal, April 7, 2019, in opposition to the Quebec government’s newly tabled Bill 21.
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The proposed secular law (Bill 21) in the province of Québec appears to be directed primarily against Montreal and Québec City, and reflects a fear of strangers in Québec’s more homogeneous regions.
Honouring religious freedom and behaving faithfully in public not only protect the rights of individuals but also safeguard the integrity of democratic governments.
Respecting religious freedom not only protects the rights of individuals, it safeguards the integrity and accountability of democratic governments.
Provincial leaders’ portrayal of developments in math education over the past 20-plus years has been disturbingly poor.
Two math professors set the record straight on Ontario math curriculum and achievement.
‘Relationships are the foundation of everything I do as a school administrator,’ one principal told researchers.
A six-province study of principals finds those who prioritize spending time boosting staff report high levels of effectiveness supporting inclusive schools.
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.
Members of Jehovah’s Witnesses wait in a court room in Moscow, Russia, on April 20, 2017. Russia’s Supreme Court banned the Jehovah’s Witnesses from operating in the country.
(AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
Last week a Russian, Sergei Skrynnikov, was charged with “participating in an extremist organization" because he is allegedly a Jehovah’s Witness.
Central American migrants crossing Suchiate River on makeshift boats.
(Iván Francisco Porraz)
As migrant caravans become commonplace, life goes on along the frontera sur where tumultuous Central America and the poorest part of Mexico meet.
Senator Yvonne Boyer, a Metis lawyer and former nurse called tubal ligations carried out on unwilling Indigenous women one of the “most heinous” practices in health care happening across Canada.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
It may not be legally called genocide, but the impact of the Canadian government's actions, including the sterilization of Indigenous women, still add up to genocidal practices.
In 2016, parents protested the previous Ontario Liberal government’s decision to cut therapy for autistic children aged five and older. Moves by Ontario’s Conservative government have also raised concerns.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
An autism policy researcher and the mother of an affected child weighs in on the recent changes announced to the Ontario Autism Program.
Venezuelan citizens rest after they arrive in La Parada, on the outskirts of Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, Feb. 5, 2019.
(AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
Food shortages in Venezuela are a result of draconian government policies and should be declared an international crime against humanity.
Central American asylum seekers paint murals on Casa Tochan, a refugee shelter in Mexico City.
A human rights researcher documents the stories of Central American migrants leaving behind endemic poverty and high homicide rates. In limbo in Mexico, many use art therapy to express their anxiety.
Members of the families of the victims listen to testimonies during a memorial ceremony to honour the victims of the 2017 mosque shooting, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 in Québec City.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jacques Boissinot
The tragedy of the Quebec City mosque shootings which killed six men continues to reverberate. But Islamophobia has not been curbed: it is at its highest rate ever.
Eleanor Roosevelt, Chairman of Human Rights Commission, and Charles Malik, Chairman of the General Assembly’s Third Committee (second from right), during a press conference after the completion of the Declaration of Human Rights in December 1948.
Dec. 10, 2018 is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaimed in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly.
A family of Ahiarmiut, including David Serkoak pictured behind his mother Mary Qahug Miki (centre) at Ennadai Lake in the mid-50s before the Canadian government forcefully relocation them.
Once we understand genocide as something that can take awhile, with victims dying of starvation and disease rather than outright murder, we can recognize the genocide of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Parasites can tip the scales and take advantage of their hosts, stealing nutrients or resources. But can they control minds?
Record-shattering heatwaves and exceptional wildfires have occurred throughout the northern hemisphere this summer.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The Earth is on the edge of being pushed over a planetary threshold that could lead to a "Hothouse Earth." But if we take the risks seriously there is room for a more benign future.