It might be time for a new party to vocalize BIPOC concerns, says poet George Elliott Clarke
As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberals return to parliament with a minority government, some communities might be looking for a new party prioritizing agendas of equality and protection of ecology, says George Elliott Clarke, former poet laureate for the City of Toronto and the Canadian Parliament. In an email... Read more
Racialized Canadians look to federal parties for leadership — and real change
In 2016, The Human Rights Commission of Canada revealed that 43 per cent of all hate crimes in Canada were motivated by hate of a race and ethnicity. According to Stats Canada, homicides against Indigenous people were seven times higher than non-Indigenous, and there was a 37 per cent... Read more
Nimrit Singh: Professional sports and activism
Nimrit Singh is a journalist and writer interested in all things sports, from playing sports to writing sports on The Hockey Writers where he covers the Chicago Blackhawks. Like many sports fans, we saw something that we never saw before this past summer from all major sports being shut down indefinitely to... Read more
COVID-19 highlights need for race-based health data in Canada
By Tatiana Furtado Advocates and healthcare workers across Ontario are making a strong case for the collection and publication of more race-based health data after COVID-19 helped uncover inequities in the healthcare system. “The current pandemic has opened up eyes to a lot of things we still need to... Read more
Mixed race “Blindian” couples speak on the struggle to unite and fit in
By Saloni Bhugra Interracial couples and children talk to Skedline about how they are fighting racism, anti-blackness, colourism and stigma every day. Humber journalism student Cassondra Daley talks about her experience growing up as a Black and Indian person. Daley said it’s tough to fit in and “mixing” races... Read more