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How the Underground Railroad Succeeded Thanks to Lack of Immigration Law

The Underground Railroad is often in the spotlight during Black History Month, but there is one little-discussed aspect that allowed the railroad to function and enabled Thornton Blackburn, his wife Lucie, and many other Black slaves to seek refuge in Canada: the fact that the country did not have a formal immigration law until 1869.

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New Study Reveals Systemic Racism in Creative Industries

Do BIPOC professionals in creative industries feel included and accepted in the Canadian workplace? Abhijeet Ray, ethnic media specialist, reports on the findings of a ground-breaking study by People of Colour in Advertising and Marketing (POCAM).

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B.C. Human Rights Commissioner asks Canadians to Self-Check, “Am I Racist?”

Visible minorities make up 48.9 per cent of British Columbia’s population. The province has experienced a surge in racist incidents before and during the pandemic, prompting a campaign asking residents to reflect on themselves.

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Canadian Commission on Democractic Expression Takes Aim at Cyberhate

The Canadian Commission on Democratic Expression is engaging Canadians across the country as it works on policy recommendations targeting hate speech on social media. The need has never been greater, various civil society organizations admit.

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Unsung Heroes or Super Spreaders: Racial and Ethnic Minorities in COVID-19 Coverage

This article is part of the Bridging the Mainstream-Ethnic Digital Divide in COVID-19 Literacy project. We have analyzed ethnic media coverage of COVID-19 between May 1 and November 30, using web, print and broadcast news summaries provided by MIREMS media monitoring. Here are our findings on the representation of minorities in COVID-19 coverage.

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‘Colour-Blind’ Approaches to Data Collection Amplifies Marginalization of BIPOC Canadians

Having lived in both Canada and the U.S., columnist Peter Uduehi writes that Canadians don’t like to talk about race and racial divisions. What impact does this have on public policy making?

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