There is a lot of talk about diversity in the media, but half of Canadian newsrooms are staffed entirely by white individuals, says a new damning study by the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ).

‘Historic’ report slams Canadian newsrooms for overwhelming whiteness

There is a lot of talk about diversity in the media, but half of Canadian newsrooms are staffed entirely by white individuals, says a new damning study by the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ).

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The New Parliament resumes on Monday, Nov. 22. While there are a number of new faces representing various demographics and communities historically marginalized, some analysts believe the government needs to be more proactive about finding and supporting candidates well before elections and to collect race-based data.

New Parliament has some fresh, diverse faces, but is it enough?

The new Parliament that resumes Monday will be more diverse, but some analysts recommend that political parties begin candidate recruitment well before election calls in addition to collecting race-based data.

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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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MULTICULTURALISM @50: Everybody benefits from overcoming discrimination

Canada has come a long way in 50 years of official multiculturalism. Around the world, it is considered a beacon of diversity. But was that always so? Is it even so now? As we begin delving into the Metropolis conference on multiculturalism, the NCM’s News Desk looks at the battles immigrants have had to fight to overcome discrimination and forge their place in Canadian society.

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50 years of multiculturalism: Has the dial moved forward?

After a year of increasing racist attacks, the question critics are asking is, “Has the progress of diversity and multiculturalism in Canada been at the expense of immigrants and people of colour?” NCM’s Fernando Arce reports on Wednesday’s welcoming plenary at Metropolis Canada’s @50: Diversity, Inclusion and Eliminating Racism conference.

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Tongues: On Longing and Belonging Through Language — An Excerpt

On this first National Day of Truth and Reconciliation (Sept. 30), we carry a book excerpt that speaks to the experience of ‘othering’ and how the writer is learning to cope in a milieu that feels alien and home at the same time.

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The Politics of Diversity: Why Representation Matters

“It is virtually impossible for any political party to have a minority government, let alone a majority government if it cannot win in the immigrant and visible minority rich ridings of Canada.” NCM reporter Naser Miftari speaks to three politicians on the politics of diversity in Canada.

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Curtains Set to Rise On the First Hamilton Black Film Festival

Rays of hope come from Hamilton, Ontario, as the first Hamilton Black Film Festival (HBFF) premieres virtually from May 28 to 30. As curtains rise in Westdale Cinema, it marks a new beginning for Canadian BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) artists.

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