Anti-Racism

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Canada's parliament and its diversity problem | Jan 30 2015 | Ashley Splawinski | A new study reveals that Canada's Conservative government is not an accurate reflection of our population. Now that could encompass a whole myriad of things (and it does).
Unspooling justice: 'Selma' tells story of civil-rights movement | Jan 29 2015 | Amy Goodman | The film "Selma" follows one of the key moments in the civil-rights movement, the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery, best remembered for "Bloody Sunday" on March 7.
Peoples, Palestine, and the Crushing of Free Speech: Steven Salaita | Jan 29 2015 | Jase Tanner | Professor Salaita is at the centre of an international protest against academic censorship. He spoke in Vancouver January 14.
Watch: Author Reza Aslan talks Islamophobia in Canadian context | Jan 21 2015 | rabbleTV | Issues of Islamophobia are in the headlines again. Author and academic Reza Aslan spoke on the issue of Islamophobia at the 2014 National Council of Canadian Muslims' Gala in Toronto.
Americans celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a surprise for Oakland's mayor | Jan 20 2015 | Krystalline Kraus | On Monday January 19, 2015, anti-racist activists showed up en masse to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s residence at 5:30 am.
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Reviving Canada's conversation on anti-Blackness | Jan 19 2015 | Valérie Bah | We've only just broken the surface when it comes to addressing institutionalized racism in Canada.
Je suis Saïd et Chérif Kouachi? | Jan 14 2015 | Corrie Scott | Are the slogans 'Je suis Charlie' or 'Je suis Ahmed' really recognizing the nuances of the Charlie Hebdo shootings? Should we try 'Je suis Saïd et Chérif Kouachi' to recognize our own potential evil?
What's missing from the coverage of the Amanda Lang-RBC saga? | Jan 13 2015 | Syed Hussan | CBC coverage of the RBC scandal failed to contextualize temporary foreign worker abuse or outsourcing practices.
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The false debate between freedom of expression and religious extremism | Jan 9 2015 | Monia Mazigh | After the deadly attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo, many reduced the event to a confrontation between an armed jihadist and a pen. A simple representation, yet it is powerful and misleading.
La 'civilisation occidentale' et le lourd héritage du colonialisme | Jan 9 2015 | Pierre Beaudet | Pour être loyal à la tradition de Charlie-Hebdo, il faut empêcher une dérive autoritaire et anti-immigrante au nom de la "civilisation".
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Charlie Hebdo murders show some speakers are freer than others | Jan 8 2015 | Michael Stewart | The attacks on the offices of the French satirical publication should not be read as an attack on free speech -- not until provocative utterances from marginalized people are defended as strenuously.
'Am I Next?' campaign spreads across North America | Dec 25 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | The "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" and "I Can't Breathe" campaign asks "Am I Next?"

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Solidarity with the Sikh community against racism
In the last few months an anti-immigrant group has been distributing racist flyers scapegoating the Sikh community in Toronto.

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