A woman waits for a streetcar in Toronto on April 16, 2020. The many Black people working in essential jobs do not have the luxury of staying home during the pandemic.
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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.
Wisconsin state representative David Bowen, shown here speaking to a crowd in 2017, contracted COVID-19. As of March 27, 2020, about half of the state’s deaths and total cases were in Milwaukee. All eight people who died from the coronavirus in Milwaukee County were Black.
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How does racism impact the health of racialized communities when it comes to COVID-19? Will these social factors play an implicit role in health-care workers’ decisions?
A building damaged during anti-Asian riots in Vancouver in 1907.
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Fear of COVID-19 has sparked some to react with violent racism towards Asian Americans and Canadians. This is not the first time fear of disease has led to outbreaks of violent anti-Asian racism.
Stereotypes of AsianAmerican men mean they can have a hard time in the online dating world.
A large body of sociological research has found that in North America, young Asian men are twice as likely as Asian women to be single.
Members of the RCMP look on as supporters of the Wet'suwet'en Nation block a road outside of RCMP headquarters in Surrey, B.C., on Jan. 16, 2020.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
The RCMP have long been responsible for violence against Indigenous people.
Muskrat Falls on the Churchill River in Labrador, in February 2011.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
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?
Vancouver Canucks goalie Jacob Markstrom, of Sweden, looks on during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Carolina Hurricanes in Vancouver, on Dec. 12, 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Hockey's scandals don't have to persist if the federal government and the leagues can come together around the new safe sport policies.
Canadian statistics reveal that a woman is killed every five days by an intimate partner or a family member. This picture represents women killed from Jan. 1 to Nov 30, 2019.
Canadian Femicide Observatory for Justice and Accountability
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.
An undated photo of Neil Stonechild.
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.
The Beardy Blackhawks show solidarity after a game, thank each other and bring the game to a close, at Beardy’s Okemasis First Nation, Sask., Nov. 21, 2019.
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.
Racial bias and exclusion hinders the potential of the social economy sector.
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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.
Scheherazade and the sultan by the Iranian painter Sani ol molk (1849-1856) in One Thousand and One Nights.
Aladdin draws on hundreds of years of anti-Muslim sentiment in western culture.
Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau apologised for wearing blackface as a teacher and a student.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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.
Apologies without clear policy shift are typically rejected as ‘empty gestures.’ Here, more than 100 Indigenous people march on Parliament Hill in 1981 to protest the elimination of Aboriginal rights in the proposed Canadian Constitution.
The Canadian Press/Carl Bigras
It's the 12th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Canada has yet to implement this declaration even though the TRC says the road to reconciliation needs to start here.
A recent photo-voice project shows what can happen when educators help marginalized youth express their resistance to racism.
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A recent study suggests that marginalized youth feel supported and more resilient when adults encourage their ideas and missions to combat stereotypes, racism and Islamophobia.
Recent reports of Black students in Ontario reveal an ongoing pattern of racism including a lack of adequate reading materials.
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Decades of inadequate teaching material and resources to support Black students in Ontario means they are severely underserved by their schools.
Meal-time in Kashmir is a time of dialogue.
As Kashmir faces new challenges, our forms of allyship must also evolve. Perhaps we can learn some lessons from its kitchens.
A sign of how historical #MeToo felt in 2017 is this appearance by #MeToo founder Tarana Burke with TV personality Allison Hagendorf on stage at the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square on Dec. 31, 2017, in New York.
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Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, says power and privilege can have a lot to do with who feels comfortable declaring #MeToo. Let's be aware of this power division.
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.
During Game 3 of the NBA Finals, Mark Stevens, a co-owner of the Golden State Warriors, shoved Toronto Raptors player Kyle Lowry. Stevens’s actions can be read as a public act of racism and a declaration of ‘ownership’ of Black bodies.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Last week a young Black scholar at a Canadian conference was detained. Defending oneself against racial profiling has a detrimental impact on the health of racialized people.