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21 Nov 2018

The Trouble With The "It's Okay To Be White" Campaign

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Recently, posters were discovered on several walls at the University of Manitoba with the statement, “It’s okay to be white.”

13 Nov 2018

Too Busy For PTA, But Working-Class Parents Care

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There is a persistent perception among public high school administrators and staff that working-class immigrant parents are disinterested and uninvolved in their children’s education.

31 Oct 2018

Separate But Equal: Part 2

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Two weeks ago, before the official municipal election results, I wrote about how the history of racist attitudes within Ontario’s education system have followed us up until present day.

30 Oct 2018

The Ominous Third-Place Finish Of A White Supremacist In Toronto's Mayoral Race

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The 2018 Toronto municipal election played out as most people expected it to, with John Tory cruising to a second term as mayor. 

15 Oct 2018

Separate But Equal - TDSB 2018

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Less than a mere decade before my birth, there were Black children in Ontario “learning” under a segregated school system. They endured cramped classrooms with dim lighting and toilets that would only flush with the aid of water in a bucket.

21 Sep 2018

Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party Doesn’t Mean YOU People

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Maxime Bernier has had a busy year.

20 Sep 2018

That Caricature of Serena Williams Isn't Just Rude, It's Racist

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Serena Williams did something that even President Barack Obama could not do. She got angry and showed it.

12 Sep 2018

'Notwithstanding Clause' Is Vilest Abuse of Power In Ontario's Political History

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On Tuesday morning, I publicly posted a letter I addressed to MPP Lorne Coe regarding the reintroduction of Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, 2018, to the Ontario legislature this week.

01 Sep 2018

Durham Region and The 'N' Word: "Oshawa Today" Is A Tiny Drop In A Very Big Bucket

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In 2017, during a Reality Radio 101 regular broadcast of Oshawa Today (which has since been cancelled), a host dropped the N bomb during a rant against, what he labelled, violent Black Lives Matter protesters. Here's a snippet:

20 Aug 2018

Swimming While Black

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United States’ Simone Manuel who won the Olympic gold medal for the U.S. in the 100-meter freestyle at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, said she hopes for a day when there are more Black swimmers.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

09 Aug 2018

Respect The Fete

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After the sudden and pathetically reasoned cancellation of Carnival Kingdom in Vaughan this past Caribana weekend, many in the Afro-Caribbean community are wondering if the move was in some way racially motivated.

04 Aug 2018

Joyous resistance through costume and dance at Carnival

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We partied morning to morning, and a joyous spirit permeated everything; speech, customs and appearances. The centrepiece of it all were wheeled fantasy islands (floats) inhabited by amazingly glamorous yet exquisitely vulgar costumed creatures played by Carnival masqueraders.

21 Jul 2018

Maybe Ontario’s Sex Ed Curriculum Needs A Vagina Monologue

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At 18, I joined the ensemble cast of the first staging of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues in Jamaica.

 

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