Articles Tagged ‘Racism’

  • Review: I Am Not Your Negro

    Now and then, and despite its capitalist and racial biases, our culture throws up something that can speak quite eloquently and uniquely about the times we’re living through. In this case, I’m referring to an amazing documentary film that has been released recently, I Am Not Your Negro, directed by Raoul Peck, an acclaimed Haitian director with major films to his credit. This latest work is well worth seeing and has been well received here.

  • James Baldwin and the Meaning of Whiteness

    Culture

    The true credo of the white race is we have everything, and if you try to take any of it from us we will kill you. This is the essential meaning of whiteness. As the white race turns on itself in an age of diminishing resources it is in the vital interest of the white underclass to understand what its elites and its empire are actually about. These lies, Baldwin warned, will ultimately have fatal consequences for America.

  • National organizing effort underway against Islamophobia and white supremacy

    Social Movements

    The war waged against Muslims and refugees worldwide has reached its boiling point with Trump’s Presidency. These xenophobic, anti-Black, Islamophobic, anti-refugee racist, sexist, homophobic and transphobic policies have come to fruition. Walls and bans against Muslims and Refugees on stolen Indigenous lands. We affirm our solidarity with Indigenous nations whose lands we reside on.

  • 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

    Culture

    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.

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