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Rachel Dolezal and the complexities of identity | Jun 26 2015 | Rick Salutin | The urge to identify symbolically with some larger group runs wide: countries, faiths, "races," Ford nation, Leafs nation. What makes identity so compelling?
Black Lives Matter -- This week on blogs | Jun 26 2015 | Lenée Son | This week's blogs roundup includes posts on the Charleston Massacre, Black Lives Matter movement, how not to be an ally, Indigenous rights, water protection, and public education.
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Removing Confederate flag is a start, but systemic change still needed | Jun 25 2015 | Amy Goodman | The symbol of the Southern states' rebellion and secession, of waging war to protect slavery, may be less visible. But the fight for equality continues.
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Charleston terror and conservative response show African-Americans their place | Jun 23 2015 | Gary Shaul | The massacre in Charleston, S.C., is a telling case study on the framing of racism, gender and terrorism in the U.S. which has spilled over into Canada.
GroundWire | June 22, 2015: Refugee health care, Bill C-24, two-spirit leadership | Jun 23 2015 | GroundWire | The latest episode of Groundwire features the National Day of Action for Refugee Health Care, Red Jam Slam Radio Festival, Bill C-24, two-spirit leadership in Thunder Pride and more.
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Ruling opens door for human rights complaints | Jun 22 2015 | Megan Devlin | Court upholds ruling: discrimination complaints to professional bodies can be heard at Ontario Human Rights Tribunal as well.
Devastated by Trayvon Martin, Charleston, Ferguson, Baltimore? Sick of police carding? | Jun 18 2015 | Join the #BlackLivesMatter movement! Let's make a difference together.
Canada is one of the very few countries that burdens refugees with debt when they arrive | Jun 18 2015 | Let's absorb the cost of transportation and medical expenses for refugees.
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Indigenous activist joins the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza | Jun 17 2015 | Megan Devlin | Queen's professor and Indigenous activist Robert Lovelace has joined the Freedom Flotilla III to Gaza.
Binyamin Netanyahu's government insists that Israel must be recognized as a "Jew
Debunking Hasbara: Why Israel wants recognition as a 'Jewish state' | Jun 17 2015 | Larry Haiven | Israel's insistence on being recognized as a 'Jewish state' is very recent in history, and is the latest precondition for negotiations that allows Israel to continue gobbling up Palestinians' land.
Rachel Dolezal: How not to be an ally | Jun 17 2015 | J. Baglow | The embattled former NAACP spokesperson has undermined her work by pretending that racial identity is a matter of choice, a claim that most if not all racialized people would reject out of hand.
Image: Facebook/NAACP Spokane
On whiteness, Rachel Dolezal and identity politics | Jun 16 2015 | Raluca Bejan | Questions about why Rachel Dolezal identified herself as a black woman should also be asked from a place of querying whiteness.

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Realtor Rick Allenberg alleges racial profiling by client Roger Johnson kropotkin1951 said... The Tribunal will bounce this when it gets a chance. The person did not respond instead of filing a...
Hungarian Roma family in Montréal fighting deportation lagatta said... A spot of good news: The Buzas family have won a reprieve
Jean-Marie Le Pen does it again! Unionist said... Here's more, in English: Jewish leaders call for Le Pen to be stripped of his immunity as an MEP...
Klansman, anti-semite arrested in Kansas City hate killings targeting Jews Rikardo said... I agree with your take on this. 300+ million Americans means a few crazies. in
"Anti-oppression has become a commodity" 6079_Smith_W said... When it comes right down to it I have heard far more forceful arguments which also ask me to accept...
Allyship 6079_Smith_W said... I count my allies based on issues of common concern, not issues on which we disagree. In fact, a...
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