Archives: racial minorities
Friday, January 15, 2021
Same Storm, Different Boats: COVID-19 and Indigenous Communities
By Molly Dawe When the pandemic first began, many were quick to remark that we’re all in the same boat, that we’re all in this together. Though the intent of these notions may be in the right place, their impact surely isn’t. Saying that we are all in the same boat dismisses the...
Sunday, September 27, 2020
We are the Children of the Sun
by Carolyn Ramzy To Nadim, my little Egyptian-American-Canadian boy, I write this to you in the year an officer stepped on George Floyd’s neck for 8:43 minutes and murdered him. After hearing the news, you turned to me and asked: “Will an officer stand on my neck because I am brown?” At six, it...
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
Marvel’s Black Panther revolution: the Super-Power of Racial Representation
©Marvel Studios 2018 Crowds of eager faces gather outside the movie theatre impatiently. Everywhere you can see dashikis -brightly coloured shirts and tunics –and braids and sheer giddiness in the expressions of those waiting. After nearly a year of anticipation, it is finally here. “I have never been in a theatre with so many...