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Swimming while Black
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Swimming while Black

Written by: Jacqueline L. Scott, PhD Student, University of Toronto 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...

Reconciliation requires more than symbolic gestures
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Reconciliation requires more than symbolic gestures

Written by: James R. Miller, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Saskatchewan A statue of John A. Macdonald in Montreal has been repeatedly vandalized with red paint to symbolize blood. As the debate continues about removing statues, what specific actions...

'Crazy Rich Asians' - a movie and a movement
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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ – a movie and a movement

Written by: Yunxiang Gao, Associate Professor, Department of History, Ryerson University Crazy Rich Asians depicts cosmopolitan rich Asians with complex humanities. Warner Bros.On the heels of the Afro-centric _Black Panther _(2018) comes Crazy Rich Asians, a sure summer hit. Based...

'BlacKkKlansman,' a deadly serious comedy
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‘BlacKkKlansman,’ a deadly serious comedy

Written by: Vershawn Ashanti Young, professor, Department of Drama and Speech Communication, University of Waterloo Actors Laura Harrier and John David Washington humorously and believably drive home the film’s strong racial irony. Universal PicturesSpike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman delivers more than a...

Sexist barriers block women's choice to be sterilized
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Sexist barriers block women’s choice to be sterilized

Written by: Dianne Lalonde, PhD Candidate, Political Science, Western University Demonstrators rally in support of women’s rights at the Women’s March on Jan. 20, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Shutterstock)Women in Canada and the United States face extraordinary difficulties in seeking...

Syrian refugees — the need for an image reboot
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Syrian refugees — the need for an image reboot

Written by: Nadia Naffi, Assistant Professor in the Education Department (Educational Technology), Concordia University Of Syria's estimated 10 million children, nearly 6 million are displaced or living as refugees: Here, some play in the village of Jibreen south of Aleppo...

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