A student lights the Olympic Flame during a ‘Flame of Recovery’ ceremony in Japan held the day after the decision was made to postpone the Tokyo Olympics because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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An athlete who competed in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics says when the rescheduled Olympics take place, the Games can help rebuild societies in a humanitarian way through the spirit of Olympism.
A British Columbia motorist approaches the U.S. port of entry into Blaine, Wash., at a very quiet Douglas-Peace Arch border crossing on the day Ottawa and Washington announced the Canada-U.S. border will be closed to non-essential traffic because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Canada’s ban on foreign travellers is not consistent with the science of the pandemic or Canada’s own values of inclusion and openness to outsiders.
Humour is sometimes used as a coping mechanism in tragic situations.
Jokes and satire can build resilience but also spread misinformation as people don’t always know what is trustworthy and what is just funny.
South African corporates ignore exploitative business practices to get their products onto spaza shelves.
Informal retailers that dot South Africa’s townships have changed dramatically, but at great cost - avoidance of regulation and exploitation of employees.
Asian students were bullied and excluded during the SARS outbreak. Here’s how we can get schools to help prevent that happening again.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend the annual WellChild Awards in London in October 2019.
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If we’re ever to move past outmoded values of gender, race and class, we need to wish Prince Harry and Meghan Markle well — and challenge those who would prefer everything remains the same.
In India, dark skin is often associated with poverty, partially due to the hierarchichal caste system.
For migrants, prejudice can be a life and death matter. Research in India and South Africa shows life is considerably harder if migrants have a darker skin and come from a poorer country.
People affected by xenophobic violence queue prior to being transported back to their countries from Johannesburg, South Africa.
The experiences of non-nationals in South Africa’s public health care system are more complex and varied than implied by the dominant discourse on “medical xenophobia”
L'appel des camps, Street Art, bâtiment de la “Tour Paris 13”, avant destruction dans le cadre d’une opération de rénovation urbaine.
We have entered a resurgent age of racism wherein discrimination is globalised, normalised and weaponised.
Ron MacLean and Don Cherry are seen in this March 2010 photo.
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Don Cherry and his supporters would do well to listen to others who are justifiably offended by his xenophobic comments, and learn from them. Canada would be an even better place for it.
Don Cherry, seen here in 2014 as Rogers unveiled its team for the network’s NHL coverage, has rasied difficult questions for Canadians.
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Can Canadians pick up Don Cherry’s discussion from here, and have respectful and inclusive discussions about how we can do better in terms of how we treat and regard newcomers?
Mass mobilization of citizens and organizations around Brussels-North railway station.
The 2015 reception crisis had a profound impact on civil society in Europe. A significant set of attitudes and practices emerged that give a sense of what political participation means today.
Supporters of the anti-Islam party Pegida attend a rally in Copenhagen on January 19, 2015.
The perception of an immigrant threat in Europe is often thought to be driven by rising numbers of asylum seekers, but research indicates that political and media discourses are often the driving factor.
President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria (left) arriving at Waterkloof Airforce Base Airport in Pretoria. He is welcomed by Minister Naledi Pandor.
South Africa and Nigeria have had a turbulent relationship dating back to the early 1990s.
One of the immediate outcomes of talks between Muhammadu Buhari (left) and Cyril Ramaphosa was the easing of tensions.
Although Nigeria and South Africa are often cast as rivals they have a strong bilateral relationship
When people feel threatened, they’re more receptive to politicians who espouse xenophobic rhetoric.
Some view a retreat from democracy and the escalating effects of climate change as an unfortunate coincidence. But a new study shows that the two trends may be more closely related than we think.
South African civil society and private citizens march in protest against xenophobic violence in Johannesburg.
Xenophobia negates the spirit of pan-Africanism, especially its ideal that Africans share a mutual bond, regardless of their geographical location.
Firefighters outside a burning building after violence and looting against foreign nationals in Pretoria, South Africa in 2019.
Faced with the same problem, South Africa is turning to the familiar toolkit to explain a recurrent problem.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, left, with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari in late August in Japan.
South Africa and Nigeria need to lead policy debates on long term measures to address migration in Africa.
Violence directed against migrants from elsewhere in Africa flares up frequently in South Africa.
Beliefs about the role played by foreign nationals in South Africa clearly influence how people think about anti-immigrant hate crime.