A study of more than 155,000 students in the Toronto District School Board found only 55 per cent of students who self-identify as Black are applying to post-secondary education.
All students who apply to university need ‘U’ courses, but Toronto-area research reveals few students with zero Grade 12 ‘U’ courses apply for any post-secondary education at all.
Reproduction of a landscape drawing of London, Ont. (Canada West) in 1855.
(Map & Data Centre/Western Libraries at Western University)
The Black Londoners Project approaches Black history geographically by supplementing narratives of 16 Black individuals with archival evidence about their lives.
We need to speak more about how to become the kind of man who can openly show love for others while accepting love from those who care.
Encouraging men to take the risk of expressing tender feelings for others is part of relying on love as a tool of anti-racist and decolonial education.
Erika Alexander is Coraline and Jeffrey Wright is Monk in ‘American Fiction.’
In this episode, Vinita sits down with two experts to break down the many layers — and Black stereotypes — in the much anticipated new film, ‘American Fiction.’
Experts say the rise in far-right ideologies globally and social media influencers like Andrew Tate have impacted school age students.
Host Vinita Srivastava explores why racist, homophobic and sexist attitudes are increasingly showing up in school-age boys – and what we can do about it.
Psychologist and professor Monnica Williams, on the left with a patient, is advocating for psychedelics in therapy to heal racial trauma. Right: Psilocybin mushrooms sit on a drying rack in the Uptown Fungus lab in Springfield, Ore.
(Left: Monnica Williams | Right: AP/Craig Mitchelldyer)
Clinical psychologist and professor Monnica Williams is on a mission to bring psychedelics to therapists’ offices to help people heal from their racial traumas. To do this, she’s jumping over some big hurdles.
Demonstrators with Israeli flags gather at Columbia University, Oct. 12, 2023, in New York.
(AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
The silence of some Canadian universities in addressing antisemitism, in particular when considered alongside active approaches toward equity and racial justice, needs to be addressed.
The Blue Quills Indian Residential School in St. Paul, Alta., Aug. 15, 1931. When the federal government announced plans to shutter the school in 1970, the community fought back, and Blue Quills became the first residence and school controlled by First Nations people in Canada.
(Provincial Archives of Alberta)
To honour Truth and Reconciliation Day, we spoke with Terri Cardinal, who headed up one of the many community searches for the children who went missing while attending an Indian Residential School.
Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine’s lyrics were used against him during his criminal trial in 2019.
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A critical race theory scholar explains why it’s problematic to use rap lyrics as evidence of a crime, and what some lawmakers are doing to protect artistic expression.
An ethicist calls the government’s decision to not support a search for murdered Indigenous women immoral. Pictured here is a protest to support the search in Winnipeg.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)
Manitoba’s provincial government has declined to support a search for three murdered Indigenous women, citing health and safety concerns. An ethicist explains why this decision needs to be rethought.
Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers a speech in Iowa City, Iowa, on Aug. 10, 2023.
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The hijacking of freedom by far-right politicians like Florida’s Ron DeSantis raises crucial questions about whose freedom is truly at stake in a time of tyranny.
People without vehicles line up in Yellowknife to register for a flight to Alberta; residents were ordered to evacuate the area because of encroaching wildfire.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Bill Braden
As the mass evacuation of Yellowknife unfolds, the needs of minority populations will emerge. Past experiences indicate emergency officials may not be ready to meet the needs of a diverse population.
Vern DeLaronde, the founder of the First Nations Indigenous Warriors, walks on the main road into the Brady Road landfill, just outside of Winnipeg, July 10, 2023.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/David Lipnowski
Manitoba’s refusal to fund the search for the remains of three Indigenous women is met with denouncement from the Assembly of First Nations.
A supporter holds up a flag as she marches down the street celebrating Juneteenth, June 19, 2021, in Chicago, Ill.
(Anthony Vazquez/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
Juneteenth is not an official holiday in Canada, but it is significant for thinking about the history of race, racial relations and education.
A growing number of states have passed laws that restrict what teachers can teach about racism.
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A history scholar sees leeway and loopholes in a wave of new state laws that seek to control what teachers can say about racism in America’s past.
Salman Rushdie speaks at the PEN America Literary Gala on May 18, 2023, in New York City.
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The constitutionality of the recent wave of proposed book bans is unclear, as the US Supreme Court has given states wide latitude to regulate what is read in public schools and libraries.
A high school student in California holds a sign in protest of her school district’s ban on critical race theory curriculum.
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There have been numerous efforts to limit students’ access to books and curricula about certain historical and societal topics. But history itself shows democracy suffers when people are uninformed.
Many women who are incarcerated were just trying to make ends meet for their families. Here an image from a rally to demand the release of people held in jails, outside the Riverside Correctional Facility in Philadelphia, May 2020.
For Mother’s Day, we look at the fastest growing prison population in Canada — racialized women, many of whom are mothers. Experts connect the trend to rising poverty and the attempts to cope with it.
Test scores for history began their decline about a decade ago.
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A historian of education policy says the dramatic drop in history test scores among the nation’s eighth graders was a predictable result.
There’s a more sophisticated way to understand how Americans divide themselves politically.
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We often talk about the American political landscape as if it were a line – Democrats on the left, Republicans on the right. Two political scientists say that view doesn’t reflect reality.