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Canada Culture & Religion

Pride Toronto’s Internal Conflicts are Symptoms of a Massive Rift

Since Black Lives Matter’s campaign to ban uniformed police officers from the Toronto Pride parade, the issue has remained a hot debate within the parade organization and the larger LGBTQ community. However, this year’s debates demonstrate a much larger rift than previously seen. In January of this year, Pride Toronto’s membership voted 163-161 to maintain […]

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Culture & Religion

The Hypocrisy of “All Lives Matter”

In 2013, the Black Lives Matter movement began in an attempt to fight against violence and systemic racism against the black community in countries around the world, a campaign that currently is much more predominant in the US. However, once the campaign rose to popularity, it was met by backlash and led to the creation […]

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Canada Culture & Religion

It’s time for the Canadian Justice System to Acknowledge its Perpetuation of Institutionalized Racism

Outrage broke out in a Saskatchewan courtroom on February 9th, as farmer Gerald Stanley was charged not guilty for the death of indigenous man Colten Boushie after “accidentally” shooting him with his gun in August 2016. Stanley was a white man, who faced an all white jury, in a community known to be racist against […]

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United States

A Sanctuary State in the Trump Era

As the state’s legislative year draws to a close this morning, California’s lawmakers are preparing to return to their home districts. They are not scheduled to reconvene in the state’s capital, Sacramento, until January of 2018. But during the final forty-eight hours of their working period this year, the State’s Senators and Assemblymembers debated and […]

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United States

Unpacking Charlottesville: What Transpired, and How

“rude awakening to many Americans that groups like the KKK and Neo-Nazis still exist.”