Articles Tagged ‘Racism’

  • Mistaken Identity

    Canadian Politics

    Like many, I was perplexed to read Jonathan Kay’s lament for the Canadian left, which he argues has sacrificed “wide-angle” issues like trade deals and the sharing economy for “a narrow fixation on identity politics.” Perplexed because I feel like if I share one more article about Uber or the Trans-Pacific Partnership, my mom will unfriend me.

  • Anti-blackness

    Canadian Politics

    Two black boys doing something as innocuous as walking home from school being stopped as the muzzles of seven armed weapons were pointed at them is symbolic of the way blackness is engaged and encountered in Canada. This incident, and so many like them that occur every day, are common renderings of the anti-blackness that — contrary to popular belief — is not random or mistaken but rather constitutes Canada’s very social fabric.

  • KC Adams: Perception, imagery and the fragility of prejudice


    Perception demonstrates the malleability of attitudes and the fragility of stigma. Its use of photographs, a medium central to our understanding of human faces and identity, serves an emotional and cognitive purpose: it allows one to transcend the shell of appearance and grasp the essence of others.

  • Racism and Anti-Racism in Canadian Sport: An Interview with Dr. Janelle Joseph

    Strengthening the anti-racism struggle both in and out of sport will facilitate the creation of a more ‘level’ playing field. Just as there are many examples of racism from individuals, institutions, and media sources, there are also many examples of resistance to racism in online commentary and news reporting.

  • Idle No More Visits The Sun

    You have to give Ezra Levant full marks for chutzpah. A week or so ago he met a hundred Idle No More protestors at the door of the Toronto Sun.

  • Reena Virk: Critical Perspectives on a Canadian Murder

    One Brown girl. Two killers with white privilege. Seven attackers. Twenty onlookers. This is the Reena Virk case.

  • 2011: Reflecting on Social Movement Successes in Canada

    Working through and across differences–while maintaining the diversity of an inter-generational anti-oppression and radical politics–has strengthened the terrain for inclusive, participatory, and revolutionary struggle in Canada for the upcoming year.

  • Race, Civility, and a Good Cup of Tea

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    Despite decries of violence as “mindless vigilantism,” and self-aggrandizing volunteer clean-up squads, the London riots convey important ideas about race, civility, and the concept of the “political” in western liberal democracy.

  • Random notes on television comedy

    On July 29, an article titled “Curb Your Racism” appeared on the widely read Mondoweiss, a blog devoted to “the war of ideas in the Middle East”. Written by Eleanor Kilroy, it expressed dismay at the most recent “Curb Your Enthusiasm” episode on HBO.

  • European and US Working Class Politics: Right, Left and Neutered

    The deepening economic crises in Europe and the United States are provoking contrasting socio-political responses from the working and middle classes.

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