It's no wonder some Indigenous Australians are concerned about receiving different treatment in hospital.
Québec's schools operate in a model of inter-culturalism, while schools across Canada are shaped by the vision of multiculturalism. Neither approach critically addresses racism.
If Ontario's de-streaming of high schools isn't accompanied with other efforts to address cultural norms and values, streaming in many other forms and guises will continue.
There are, scientifically, no human races. How did race come to have this power and this durability?
We have seen our ability to act in alignment with public health measures during the pandemic. People's everyday actions could also make a difference in addressing systemic injustice.
How much further study is required and how many witnesses need to be called to establish the reality of the violence of racism?
Calling out comments about racial diversity in the arts – like those by Josh Thomas this week – should be just the beginning of a deeper conversation about racial justice and representation.
Recording and bearing witness to a Black person's death from police violence is in itself traumatizing.
As Black birdwatcher Christian Cooper learned in New York City's Central Park, nature is seen as a white space and Black birdwatching as an aberration.
The COVID-19 pandemic presents potentially concerning trajectories for race relations. Many of these concerns might even originate within the medical profession.
In matters of policy-making and governing, understanding the systemic complexity of interrelated forces is crucial to avoiding failure.
Thunder Bay has received national press for its historically inequitable relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Local journalism could help the city face those challenges.
To grasp how extraordinary evils are often committed by ordinary people, we need to consider how we define evil, and most importantly, whom we consider to be the agents of evil.
Calls to "indigenize" universities must start with listening - to Indigenous scholars and nations. And real reparation will be painful for settlers, for it will be unsettling.