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    The myth of the multicultural patchwork

    Multiculturalism – the idea that the existence of multiple cultures within Canada should be accepted and encouraged – has been official state policy since 1971. Celebration of the diversity of our northern cultural kaleidoscope has become a mark of national pride. But while the myth of multiculturalism encourages us to imagine Canada as an anti-racist state, it has done little to actually end the racial inequities that permeate Canadian learning. Why?

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    Not wanted after the voyage

    It’s a Tuesday evening in Paris, and in the predominantly immigrant neighbourhood of Belleville, people from all corners of the world are crowding into the metro station. Tension is high tonight; for many, this ride home could be their last in France.

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    Going Dutch

    Sadiqa Khan explores race, nation and white privilege through her experiences as a Dutch-Kenyan woman.

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    Fighting fire with fire

    The rise of neo-Nazism in Alberta and the Anti-Racist activists organizing against them.

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    A heroine’s herstory

    One of the most remarkable progressive figures of the 19th century was a woman named Harriet Tubman.

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    What progress for Afghan women?

    Today Afghan women are ranked by Human Rights Watch as “among the world’s worst off” by most indicators of social, economic, and political status. What happened? And has the U.S. invasion and NATO occupation improved the situation, or made it worse?

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    “Any Indian woman marrying any other than an Indian, shall cease to be Indian.”

    In June 2007, following generations of non-recognition, and 16 years of intensely personal battles with bureaucrats, governments, and the justice system, Sharon McIvor, a member of the Lower Nicola First Nation, successfully challenged sex discrimination in the Indian Act in British Columbia’s Supreme Court.

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    Taking Responsibility, Taking Direction: white anti-racism in Canada

    Book review of Sheila Wilmot’s Taking Responsibility, Taking Direction: white anti-racism in Canada

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    “Racism is a cowering thing