Wooden stakes representing the 2,224 confirmed overdose deaths in British Columbia - many of them young Indigenous people - over the last three years, are placed on the ground at Oppenheimer Park, in Vancouver on September 29, 2017.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
Research shows that Indigenous women are at greatest risk of injury within Canada. Income, education and housing inequities play a role. So does systemic racism and post-colonial trauma.
Cory Watson of the Edmonton Eskimos reacts to losing to the Calgary Stampeders in the CFL West Final on Sunday. The word Eskimo signals negative and archaic stereotypes and is considered by most Inuit to be a racial slur.
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The use of the word Eskimos for a Canadian football team needs to end. It signals negative stereotypes and is considered by most Inuit to be a racial slur.
Gov.-elect Ralph Northam won handily in Virginia with a campaign focused on abortion rights, racial justice and support for immigration. He has black voters and northern Virginia’s diverse suburbs to thank for the victory.
In Virginia, suburbanites, city-dwellers and black voters together rebuffed racism as an electoral strategy and handed Dems a huge win. Is this diverse coalition the future of Old Dominion politics?
If theatre, film and TV is to accurately reflect the world we live in, then the actors cast must reflect that diversity too.
This highly-stylised slice of the Orient was originally a defence against racism.
While Prop 13 may have saved the California dream for some, it destroyed it for many others.
AP Photo/Lennox McLendon
In 1978, Californians voted to pass Proposition 13, which slashed property taxes and ushered in an era of underinvestment, ending the 'California dream' for many.
Governor George Wallace stands defiant in an attempt to block the integration of the University of Alabama, June 11, 1963.
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A demagogue playing the media to legitimise extreme movements and radical right-wing causes? The US has been here before.
Introspection won’t necessarily reveal what’s going on in there.
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Prejudice and stereotypes are part of why social inequality persists. Social scientists use tests to measure the implicit biases people harbor and see how much they relate to actions.
White nationalists at the Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 12, 2017.
White Americans have been in denial about the fact that police go after Black men and other men of colour. But the research and statistics kept by state and federal agencies show this happens.
He didn’t throw paper towels in Texas. Why Puerto Rico?
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
Evidence shows that US taxpayers are less willing to support extensive disaster relief when the victims are not white. Could that explain the Trump administration's lackluster support for Puerto Rico?
Mourners embrace at a vigil for Richard Collins III, who was stabbed to death in College Park, Maryland.
AP Photo/Brian Witte
Like the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, the murder of Richard Collins III was a symptom of violent extremism that should be treated accordingly.
Racists take advantage of social media algorithms to find people with similar beliefs.
Racism thrives online because of a clash between the commercial goals and ethical responsibilities of social media companies. But Australia can take legal and civil actions right now to address this.
Computer training can decrease children’s biases.
Racial bias is associated with dehumanizing social groups different from your own. Psychologists trained kids to differentiate individuals of another race – with lasting effects on their biases.
For over a century, IQ tests have been used to measure intelligence. But can it really be measured?
The legitimacy of the IQ test is still hotly debated.
The Dove ad published on Facebook, which the company took down after many complaints of racial insensitivity.
Beauty brand Dove caused controversy with an ad seemingly showing a black woman turning white after using its body lotion. While Dove removed the ad, it played into the racist history of skin whitening.
A client whose hair she had been cutting for 20 years came in as usual, and then, without any prompting or preamble, launched into a tirade against Muslims.
In a suburban hair salon, a Muslim woman suddenly feels unwelcome in the country she has loved for 40 years.
Window display in an African beauty salon in Paris (2014).
Despite their dangers, skin-bleaching products are grow in popularity in Africa, Asia and even Europe. France's colonial history holds one of the keys to better understanding this trend.
Joelistics (left) and James Mangohig in In Between Two.
Australian rapper Joelistics and producer James Mangohig bring their family histories to the stage through a breathtaking display of beats, raps and storytelling.
Almost 50 years ago, a white, non-American athlete supported Black athletes protesting racial injustice. Peter Norman paid a price for taking a stand. Canada's Sidney Crosby is no Peter Norman.
In this1999 file photo, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner receives kisses from Playboy playmates during the 52nd Cannes Film Festival in France. Hefner has died at age 91.
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With the recent death of Hugh Hefner, come questions about his impact on sexual culture: Did his empire broaden the sexual landscape or did it usher in a pitiful era of objectification of women?