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How Whiteness Was Invented And Fashioned In Britain’s Colonial Age Of Expansion

“How whiteness was invented and fashioned in Britain’s colonial age of expansion,” by Beverly Lemire, University of Alberta Fashion is political — today as in the past. As Britain’s Empire dramatically expanded, people of all ranks lived with clothing and everyday … Continue reading

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How Howard Thurman Met Gandhi And Brought Nonviolence To The Civil Rights Movement

“How Howard Thurman met Gandhi and brought nonviolence to the civil rights movement,” by Walter E. Fluker, Boston University Director Martin Doblmeier’s 2019 documentary, “Backs Against the Wall: The Howard Thurman Story,” highlighted Thurman’s important role in the civil rights struggle … Continue reading

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Toronto Caribbean Carnival Should Bring Attention To Anti-Black Racism

“Toronto Caribbean Carnival should bring attention to anti-Black racism affecting communities,” by Hyacinth Simpson, Toronto Metropolitan University Every summer Toronto plays host to revellers and spectators, visitors and locals, for one of the biggest events of the season: the Toronto Caribbean … Continue reading

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Ukraine Refugee Crisis Exposes Racism

“Ukraine refugee crisis exposes racism and contradictions in the definition of human” by Philip S. S. Howard, McGill University; Bryan Chan Yen Johnson, McGill University, and Kevin Ah-Sen, McGill University Not only has the Russian invasion of Ukraine brought to light … Continue reading

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How White Saviourism Harms International Development

“How white saviourism harms international development” Maïka Sondarjee, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa and Dickson Kanakulya, Makerere University A little while ago, two comedians on a late-night show poked fun of the “white saviour complex.” It’s the idea that people of … Continue reading

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Can A College Course Teach Students To ‘Unlearn’ Racism?

“Can a college course teach students to ‘unlearn’ racism?” by Jennifer E. Cross, Colorado State University Many Americans are asking how they can be more sensitive to members of different racial groups, a desire fueling sales of books like “How to … Continue reading

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Brain Scans Of Black women Who Experience Racism Show Trauma

“Brain scans of Black women who experience racism show trauma-like effects, putting them at higher risk for future health problems” ~ Sierra Carter, Georgia State University The Research Brief is a short take on interesting academic work. The Big Idea – … Continue reading

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Power In Numbers: Making Visible The Violence Against Racialized Women

Power in numbers: Making Visible The Violence Against Racialized Women by Miwa A. Takeuchi Violence and pain change the way we experience our surroundings and the way our bodies move: our eyes become wide in search of potential dangers, our … Continue reading

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Why Some Words Hurt Some People And Not Others

Why some words hurt some people and not others by Dalla Malé Fofana The October 2020 controversy at the University of Ottawa surrounding the use of the n-word reminded us that there are parts of our history — such as … Continue reading

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