Thursday, April 18, 2019

The storm over Winnipeg's Whiteout and why words matter

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/opinion-winnipeg-jets-whiteout-1.5100772

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Selected quote: "This is not a call to abolish Whiteout parties, but is it going to hurt anything to call it a Blizzard or a Snowstorm? These two other words mean exactly the same thing, but have less potential for racist undertones." 

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Advocacy group calls for change to Whiteout Party name

https://globalnews.ca/news/5155697/advocacy-group-calls-for-change-to-whiteout-party-name/

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Selected quote: "If it’s primarily white people coming downtown wearing all white, painting their faces white… I’m sorry, that’s very concerning sometimes and you have to look at it from all perspectives.”

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

A queer take on the UBC Pride Installation

https://www.ubyssey.ca/opinion/queer-take-on-UBC-pride-installation/

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Selected quote: "Every time I pass the UBC Pride Installation, I am grateful for its existence. But I also can’t help but imagine what could have happened if a queer artist had designed it or if queer people had painted it — if queer labour had been paid and prioritized.
What would that have looked like?
Perhaps the same. But behind it would be us, painting a mural for ourselves, knowing that our university also values the work of our queer hands."

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Not enough Black women teaching at Canadian universities, says Halifax scholar

https://www.thestar.com/halifax/2019/03/23/not-enough-black-women-teaching-at-canadian-universities-says-halifax-scholar.html

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Selected quote: "Her investigation became a thesis titled Where are the Black female faculty? Employment equity policy failures and the overrepresentation of whiteness"

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Culturally inclusive washrooms

http://uwimprint.ca/article/culturally-inclusive-washrooms/

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Selected quote: "Khan wants to expand on the idea of inclusivity in washrooms to also be able to create safe and hygenic spaces for those of various cultural backgrounds."

Monday, March 4, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

Who is a Settler, According to Indigenous and Black Scholars

https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/gyajj4/who-is-a-settler-according-to-indigenous-and-black-scholars

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Selected quote: "There are two types of people who live in Canada. Indigenous people, who have historically been here for thousands of years, and everyone else."

Monday, June 11, 2018

Starbucks anti-bias training 'not enough,' black community members say

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/racial-discrimination-ottawa-retail-starbucks-training-1.4700640

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Selected quote: "I think there's always been sort of this culture among Starbucks that there's a sense for the black community that it was never built or intended for us"