The legacy of slavery in the United States lives on in countless, often deadly, ways. Racism, like the shoe polish Virginia's Governor Northam used on his face, can't simply be scrubbed away.
I'm not saying China is a mensch and we aren't. Yet it feels like Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril are back. Where did they go, like Joe DiMaggio, so it seemed they'd vanished forever?
On the issue of racism, Pablo Rodriguez is off to clumsy and inauspicious start in his tenure as Canada's Heritage Minister.
The Hum Podcast
Syrus Marcus Ware joins us to discuss his experience as a trans father, how he uses art for social change, and why Canadians have a hard time addressing their own history of anti-black racism.
Maxime Bernier splits from the CPC in a flurry of enraged tweets, the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship application is open, and an interview about workers co-operatives.
What is the risk of Maxime Bernier's intention to form a new political party that would attack "extreme multiculturalism"?
Last week, Conservative member of Parliament Maxime Bernier posted a series of tweets on Twitter espousing his opposition to "extreme multiculturalism" and the "cult of diversity" in Canada.
Asia Pacific Currents
In every country, capitalists and their allies use racism as a way to divide and weaken the working class. The issue is not only how to counter it but also how to build solidarity.
Contrary to what groups like B'nai Brith Canada would have us believe, the main targets of violence in Canada are not Jews, but people of colour.
The Hum Podcast
Hosts Gilad Cohen and Simona Ramkisson discuss their unique backgrounds and what shaped their interest in human rights on the latest episode of The Hum.