Racial bullying in schools result of ‘whitewashed history’

Findings from a recent study indicate that despite being taught multicultural values and inclusion at school, racial and ethnic bullying in Canadian schools prevails. Experts say it has to do with the lack of education on Canada’s history with racism and white supremacy. NCM’s Baisakhi Roy reports.

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World-renowned Farzi Café opens first North American location in Mississauga

Known for its whimsical and theatrical presentation of traditional Indian cuisine, Farzi Cafe is part of the Michelin-recognized culinary group, Massive Restaurants. It opened it’s very first North American location in Mississauga, Ontario, Oct. 22. NCM’s Baisakhi Roy got a foretaste.

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Hate crimes direct threat to Canadian multiculturalism

Hate crimes have risen exponentially over the last five years, largely fueled by minsinformation, divisive identity politics and conspiracy theories. What effect is this having on Canada’s multiculturalism as both a policy and a lived reality? NCM’s Baisakhi Roy reports.

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Author Silmy Abdullah: a fluid sense of belonging

Author, lawyer and social justice advocate, Silmy Abdullah’s debut collection of short stories, Home of The Floating Lily, an intimate portrait of Bangladeshi Canadian immigrants, is about the meaning of home. “I have multiple homes and no home at all at the same time!” she tells NCM’s Baisakhi Roy.

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Author Farzana Doctor On Trauma, Belonging and Female Genital Mutilation

Farzana Doctor, author of “Seven,” makes sure that the characters in her stories are psychologically informed. “There is so much misinformation out there about how people experience and remember trauma. I want to dispel that,” she tells NCM’s Baisakhi Roy.

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‘I Don’t Write From the Margins’: Author Souvankham Thammavongsa

Souvankham Thammavongsa, author of the Giller Prize–winning short story collection “How to Pronounce Knife,” creates immigrant characters who defy expectations. “They don’t want to learn to speak English and fit in,” she tells NCM’s Baisakhi Roy.

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