Tag Archives: Racism

Charlottesville: Don’t Look Away, Don’t Play Ignorant.

Charlottesville: Race and Terror It doesn’t matter that this video is distressing, terrifying and disgusting. Watch it. All of it. You have a responsibility to know what is happening. You can’t claim ignorance when white supremacy sweeps America and when it creeps into Canada. Read this too. Read everything I’ve written. I don’t care that […]

Canada is Failing Indigenous Women.

When Justin Trudeau came into power in 2015, many Canadians (myself included) were eager to see if he would deliver on his empathetic, progressive platform. One of the promises he made was a commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and the commission of a national inquiry into the missing and murdered Indigenous women (MMIW). In […]

Canada 150: An Erasure of History.

Everyone loves Canada: I have been around the globe and without fail, when I tell someone I am from Canada they say, “Canada! I love Canada!” or “Canadians are the best!” or “Oh wow, you are so lucky to live in Canada!” I am a proud Canadian: I love my country. I love the big […]

Celebrities Assault Women, and we Still Reward Them.

Donald Trump, Chris Brown, Woody Allen. What do they all have in common? They are all men who sexually assaulted women and lost their careers. Oh wait, no. Never mind. I was just dreaming of an alternate universe where men are held accountable for their actions. Where criminals lose their jobs. Where rapists go to […]

Being an Ally for Black History Month.

Black History Month, originally known as “Negro History Week,” was created by the historian Carter G. Woodson in 1926. One of the first African Americans to receive a degree from Harvard University, Dr. Woodson noted that most history books largely failed to acknowledge the contributions of African Americans to society. Woodson dedicated much of his […]

How America Elected Trump and How We Move Forward.

Donald Trump will be President of the United States of America. Donald Trump will be President of the United States of America. I say it again, because it just doesn’t sound real. This election’s campaign period went on for over a year. At first we laughed at Trump. Then we questioned whether it was all a ploy […]

White Feminism in Five Facts.

First and foremost, White Feminism does not refer to all self-identifying feminists who are Caucasian. White Feminism is a stream of feminism that caters only to white (cis, straight, able bodied, middle class) women, failing to advocate for any individuals who fall outside of this category and creating an exclusive movement for privileged women. White […]