In the coronavirus pandemic, wearing a protective mask signifies a commitment to the social and collective good of society. But that changes when a face mask is worn by Black and racialized people.
Nursing homes and long term care in Canada are predominantly staffed by immigrant women, migrants and refugees — mostly women of colour.
Black and immigrant communities in Canada are more vulnerable to COVID-19.
Black lives are further in peril in a time of COVID-19. Subject to death on both the public health and policing fronts, we will not be silent.
Nova Scotia's African Canadian communities have grappled with racism for decades. By looking at community green spaces, we can see how they serve the community's unique needs.
To understand the colonial past is to open the door to understanding the colonial present and future. This understanding is a crucial part of the pathway to real change.
African American Vernacular English is part and parcel of Black identity. Its distinctive linguistic features are — wrongly — denigrated.
During a crisis, communities seek to come together. But quarantined residents of Wuhan at the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic have had to show their encouragement in a different way.
The mainstream news media has been biased in its reporting and portrayal of Indigenous Peoples on stories about renewable energy projects. What and how can they do better?
Hockey's scandals don't have to persist if the federal government and the leagues can come together around the new safe sport policies.
From a quiet start to cultural dominance, Beyoncé's work over the last decade is groundbreaking. But it is also filled with questions and contradictions.
While we remember the women murdered 30 years ago, we shouldn't ignore those short, terse paragraphs in the news that describe the everyday, routine violence inflicted upon women.
Neil Stonechild was a 17-year-old who froze to death; some of the last people to see him alive were two police officers. His story can motivate Canadians to better Indigenous police relationships.
Without implying that Don Cherry is deserving of a second chance given his track record, it wouldn't be a bad thing if bridged differences resulted in redemption instead of cancellation.
The Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA) recently eliminated the Beardy's Blackhawks Midget AAA team — but needs to reconsider the team's crucial community role in an era of reconciliation.
Although Black, Indigenous and people of colour have been shown to do more with less resources, government funding to bolster social and economic innovation doesn't tend to reach these communities.
If Canadians are to address the continuing significance of racism, we had better make up our minds to do so head on.
Aladdin draws on hundreds of years of anti-Muslim sentiment in western culture.
The Canadian election has been dominated by old pictures of Justin Trudeau wearing blackface. Instead of focusing on Trudeau's poor behaviour, a larger discussion is needed to act on systemic racism.
The fallout from the Huffman case has been intense, with much anger centered on the light punishment meted out to a white A-list celebrity versus the excessive charges levelled at Black defendants.