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Hanadi Alashi points to Palestinian family members in a photo at her home in Ottawa on Dec. 1, 2023. Alashi is one of many Canadians who have applied for family members to come to Canada under a special extended family visa program created in response to the conflict in Gaza. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Spencer Colby

Asylum seekers from Gaza and Sudan face prejudiced policies and bureaucratic hurdles

Refugee programs in Canada have always been politicized, but more so in recent years, evidenced in discrepancies between programs for refugees from Gaza and Sudan and those from Ukraine.
Will Beyoncé’s new album help to break down racial barriers in the country music industry? Here she performs during the ‘On The Run’ tour on July 18, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher/Invision for Parkwood Entertainment/AP Images)

Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’ transmits joy, honours legends and challenges a segregated industry

Beyoncé’s country-inspired album has caused a stir because the country music scene has a history of racial segregation that has erased its Black roots and gatekept it from Black artists.
A family living through the Bengal famine, a time when three million people died due to starvation,1943. (Wikimedia Commons)

Colonialists used starvation as a tool of oppression

For centuries, colonial powers have used starvation as a tool to control Indigenous populations and take over their land and wealth. A look back at two historic examples on two different continents.
Oscar wins through the years: 1. Hattie McDaniel, best supporting actress with Fay Bainter, 1940. 2. Whoopi Goldberg, best supporting actress, 1991. 3. Halle Berry, best actress, 2002. 4. Jennifer Hudson, best supporting actress, 2007. 5. Mo'Nique, best supporting actress, 2010. 6. Lupita Nyong’o, best actress, 2014. 7. Octavia Spencer, best supporting actress, 2012. 8.Viola Davis, best supporting actress, 2017 9. Da'Vine Joy Randolph, best supporting actress, 2024. (AP | Oscars | Shutterstock)

Nine years after #OscarsSoWhite, a look at what’s changed

It’s been nine years since #OscarsSoWhite called out a lack of diversity at the Oscars. Has anything changed? Prof. Naila Keleta-Mae and actress Mariah Inger unpack the progress.
Image credits: AP/Hatem Ali (Palestinians displaced by the Israeli offensive in Gaza in Rafah in Jan)., AP/Chris Pizzello (Taraji P. Henson), THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick (sign at climate protest on Parliament Hill in Ottawa), CP/Spencer Colby (police at a pro-Palestinian protest), Jason Getz/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP (rainbow-haired “Stop Cop City” protestor with fist raised), DCMR logo.

Don’t Call Me Resilient podcast: Listen to the new season trailer

The DCMR team has been busy prepping new episodes and next week, we start releasing episodes for season 7, taking our anti-racist lens to the news and issues occupying a lot of our minds these days.
This season, we are sharing a musical playlist created by our podcast guests and producers. Here Mustafa performs during the Juno Awards in Toronto on May 15, 2022. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Lift your spirits with our musical playlist: Don’t Call Me Resilient’s year in review

Our playlist is a collection of songs on the theme of resilience, reflection and revolution, inspired by the topics we cover on our Don’t Call Me Resilient podcast.
Jeffrey Wright stars in ‘American Fiction,’ a satirical film which raises questions about race and commodity and diversity. (Orion)

‘American Fiction’ asks who gets to decide Blackness

The release of ‘American Fiction’ presents an opportunity to talk about race, power and white supremacy: What version of Blackness is acceptable or saleable within American culture?
The use of food banks has skyrocketed. Here Prime Minister Justin Trudeau helps prepare a food box at Seva Food Bank in Mississauga, Ont., on Nov. 4, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Tijana Martin

Dear politicians: To solve our food bank crisis, curb corporate greed and implement a basic income

With food insecurity at an all-time high and food banks buckling under high demand as we head into this holiday season, experts say we need to focus on long-term solutions to tackle the issue at its root.
Experts say the rise in far-right ideologies globally and social media influencers like Andrew Tate have impacted school age students.

Why are school-aged boys so attracted to hateful ideologies?

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)

The potential of psychedelics to heal our racial traumas

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.
The Palestinian village of Bayt Mahsir near Jerusalem circa 1940. The agricultural community was one of hundreds of Palestinian villages depopulated by Israeli forces during the 1948 war. (UNRWA)

How colonialist depictions of Palestinians feed western ideas of eastern ‘barbarism’

The dismissal of Palestinians as “barbaric” or somehow less human is rooted in a long history of colonizing narratives, including how the land and people were first viewed as “uncivilized.”
Aisha Azzam — the subject of a documentary film about preserving Palestinian food culture in exile — in a scene from the film, overlooking the Dead Sea to the Palestinian territories. Cinematographer: Guochen Wang (Author provided)

Palestine was never a ‘land without a people’

Modern settlers to Palestine viewed the desert as something they needed to “make bloom.” But it already was, thanks to the long history of Palestinian agricultural systems.
Musician Buffy Sainte-Marie, pictured here in 1970, has long said she didn’t know who her birth parents were but that she was Indigenous. Last week, a CBC investigation revealed both her parents were white. CMA-Creative Management Associates, Los Angeles

How journalists tell Buffy Sainte-Marie’s story matters — explained by a ’60s Scoop survivor

Lori Campbell, a ‘60s Scoop survivor, challenges the CBC’s motives in their exposé on the questionable Indigenous roots of legendary singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Left: People gather around the coffins of British-Israelis Lianne Sharabi and her two daughters, Noiya, 16, and Yahel, 13, on Oct. 25. They were killed by Hamas militants on Oct. 7. Right: Palestinians look for survivors of the Israeli bombardment of Gaza in Rafah on Oct. 23. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit and AP Photo/Hatem Ali)

Why the Israel-Gaza conflict is so hard to talk about

A historian whose family was taken hostage by Hamas, and a geographer with family in the West Bank, get together to discuss a way forward in the Middle East.
A man walks past graffiti that reads ‘Rent Strike.’ Last week, hundreds of tenants in Toronto organized what they are calling the largest rent strike in the city’s history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

How corporate landlords are eroding affordable housing — and prioritizing profits over human rights

A major factor driving our housing crisis is a shift toward corporate-owned buildings. Today’s guest, Prof. Nemoy Lewis, explains how we got here.
Sinclair Daniel plays Nella in ‘The Other Black Girl’, a horror-satire about the dangers of Black women’s hair care products — something this week’s podcast guest knows a lot about. (Wilfred Harwood/Hulu)

Detangling the roots and health risks of hair relaxers

In this episode, Cheryl Thompson, author of ‘Beauty in a Box,’ untangles the roots of hair relaxers for Black women and discusses their potential health dangers and resulting hundreds of lawsuits.

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