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It’s been two years since corporations jumped on the diversity bandwagon after the tragic murder of George Floyd. They spoke about anti-Black racism and asserted their solidarity but promises are different than action. (Christina Wocintechchat/Unsplash)

Why corporate diversity statements are backfiring — Podcast

Corporations may have amped up their diversity statements, but their promises to promote anti-racist cultures without action plans can lead to greater blocks to success for racialized employees.
In the wake of sexual abuse allegations, Hockey Canada acknowledged it failed to “end the culture of toxic behavior” but grossly misunderstood and miscalculated the depth and breadth of the problem. (Shutterstock)

Hockey Canada scandal highlights toxic masculinity in sports

Sexual abuse allegations in Canadian hockey reveal the toxic masculinity that has permeated across sport culture.
School trustees play an important role in shaping education, yet during election time voters often have little awareness of trustee candidates. (Shutterstock)

Even school boards are now experiencing severe political polarization

According to the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, far-right groups have been trying to stack school boards with candidates harbouring anti-equity ideologies.
Sound researchers believe sound is an element of resistance. Here a protester holds a ‘Black Lives Matter" megaphone at a protest in New York City in 2020. AP Photo/John Minchillo

How powerful sounds of protest amplify resistance — Podcast

In today’s episode, we look at how sound and noise are used as tactics of protest and how practitioners are using environmental soundscapes to protest against racism and police brutality.
Parents protested a new anti-racism policy at an Ontario school board saying their children could ‘internalize shame and guilt because they’re white.’ Unsplash

Why critical race theory should inform schools

Recently, specious claims against critical race theory have been showing up in Canada. School boards are being questioned about their anti-racism policies and the teaching of CRT to students.
A protester holds a sign reading ‘White Privilege Is The Problem’ at a rally against policy brutality and racial injustice in New York on Sept. 5, 2020. Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images

Use of ‘white privilege’ makes online discussions more polarized and less constructive

In this era of racial reckoning, words such as ‘white privilege’ have played a significant role in defining social problems plaguing America. But those words also have a downside.
People protest critical race theory outside the offices of the New Mexico Public Education Department in November 2021. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

Why does critical race theory make people so uncomfortable?

A vital step in achieving the kind of action and change that CRT proposes is for each of us to be intentional and steadfast in our convictions to dismantle racist and oppressive power structures.
In this 1998 photograph, former Iowa teacher Jane Elliott, center, speaks with two Augsburg University students about the problems of racism. Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images

A second look at the blue-eyes, brown-eyes experiment that taught third-graders about racism

Jane Elliott wanted her white students to experience what it was like for Black students. But instead of teaching about the root causes of racism, she engaged in cruelty and shame.

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