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    Mental health professionals are not the solution to racist police violence

    While mental health interventions have been touted as an alternative to policing, the mental health field has a long history of perpetrating racist and colonial violence.

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    What do we do when humanitarians are the disaster?

    #AidToo is exposing abuses of power at aid organizations. Two stories from Canadian NGOs show what it takes to blow the whistle, and how the industry responds to accusations.

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    Troubled waters

    I know that Black and brown bodies hampered in water, drowning Black and brown bodies, absent Black and brown bodies are required for and useful to whiteness. I see this Jim Crowed reality every time I enter a pool and my fast and skilled Black body is punished for contravening white aquatic segregation.

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    When a disease is racialized

    The coronavirus outbreak has sparked a rise in anti-Chinese racism. What are the historical roots of this response, and how might we confront it in Canada?

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    Fighting antisemitism today

    Why did IfNotNow Toronto have to defend their antisemitism training against other Jews? The answer lies in the left and the right’s competing definitions of antisemitism.

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    We can’t talk about reconciliation while we’re still justifying killing Indigenous people

    Colten Boushie’s killing and Gerald Stanley’s acquittal make it clear: justice has nothing to do with lip service, and everything to do with tangible action.

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    Racism, death, and hard truths in a northern city

    In her new book, Seven Fallen Feathers, journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the stories of seven Indigenous students in Thunder Bay whose lives were cut short.

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    The Anti-Somali Feedback Loop

    The feedback loop between harmful media representation and legislation has imposed a massive burden on Somalis who arrived in Canada to escape war. For 30 years, it has impacted employment prospects, access to education and housing, and the freedom to swiftly rebuild lives.

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    Learning to Unlearn

    Unlearning often reproduces the very patterns that the practice seeks to challenge.

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    The Cost of Managed Migration

    The Temporary Foreign Worker Program has spawned a recruitment industry in Guatemala that promises workers risk-free employment in Canada, but delivers precarity and exploitation.

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    Unsettling the Orchard

    We hear it all the time: racist police officers are “bad apples” – exceptions to the rule. What kind of change can the conversation provoke when we start talking about the orchard, rather than the apples?

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    White Woman’s Burden

    Excerpt from Beyond the Pale: White Women, Racism and History, published by Verso in 1992, 2015.

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    “Those Drunk Indians”

    The partner of a First Nations woman reflects on the Canadian racism that dehumanizes Indigenous women and perpetuates violence and injustice.

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    What’s missing in the Maclean’s article on racism?

    Racism is a systemic problem rooted in settler colonialism, not individual attitudes.