Columnists
People line up to be assessed for COVID-19 at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. (Image: michael_swan/Flickr)
Rick Salutin | COVID-19 is like a counterweight to imagined communities: it's a community-building experience that's unimagined and nonsymbolic. It transcends identities because it menaces everyone, everywhere.
Columnists
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Rick Salutin | If you ask the young today what Canada means, they point overwhelmingly to the kind of challenging diversity that informs Canadian multiculturalism.
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Krystalline Kraus | Two controversial new Netflix programs have sparked discussion about issues usually deemed irrelevant by the left.
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Rick Salutin | Motion M-103, the mild declaration (nothing more, no legal force at all) of concern for the rights and especially safety of Muslims in Canada, is the PC controversy writ small.
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Linda Leon | How to stop cross-border hate.
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J. Baglow | The Joseph Boyden imbroglio raises fundamental questions about identity.
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Rick Salutin | Politics is rife with failures of all kinds. Take for instance the failure of identity politics in the U.S. or the failure of political rights under Fidel Castro.
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Rick Salutin | A commitment to free speech doesn't reconcile easily with human rights codes that may compel respect and courtesy toward specific groups -- including their right to be addressed as they choose.
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Rinaldo Walcott | Representation in its basest sense has come to stand in place for actual change when no change is happening at all.
Book Review
Betsy Warland | New publisher Dagger Editions focuses on literature produced by and for queer woman. In this excerpt, Betsy Warland delves into a personal narrative of "a person of between."
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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?
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Raluca Bejan | Questions about why Rachel Dolezal identified herself as a black woman should also be asked from a place of querying whiteness.