Football Legend’s Story Teaches Timely Lessons

Racial profiling by police is not a new phenomenon. The ability to now document aggression by law enforcement against African Americans and other racialized people and broadcast the footage around the world makes this long-standing…

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Why Quebec—and Canada—Needs More Black Voices in Media

Blacks make up Montreal’s largest visible minority. According to the 2011 census, 147,100 live in the city. Why, then, are there so few in our media? As far back as the 1930s, black journalists in…

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Stats Show Hate Crimes are Down, but Many Remain Unconvinced

The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) is urging elected officials to do more to combat hate crimes. This is despite a Statistics Canada report, released this week, which revealed a 17 per cent drop…

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Ferguson Riots: “We Should Confront our Stereotypes About Race”

For better or worse, much of our Canadian media, culture and society can be understood as a response to the media, culture and society of the United States. In sickness and in health, Canadians distance…

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