Tagged Racism

Banning books limits discussion and hinders societal progress

By Stephen Lee, November 3 2017 — A school district in Mississippi recently banned To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee’s classic book about an innocent black man wrongly accused of rape during the Great Depression. The district  complained that language used in the novel makes middle-schoolers uncomfortable. Most of this controversy is over the main characters’…

Calgary activists come together to fight hate

By Sean Willett, July 1 2017 — What happens when an indigenous activist, a Muslim activist and an anti-fascist walk into a Tim Hortons? For three Calgary community leaders, the result was a united front against hate groups in the city. Michelle Rae Robinson, Saima Jamal and Jason Devine are familiar names for those involved…

Infighting and low attendance undermine Calgary anti-Islam rally

By Sean Willett, June 27 2017 — An anti-Islam rally at Calgary’s City Hall on June 25 was met with low attendance and a large counter-protest organized by Calgary Anti-Fascist Action (CAFA). The rally was planned by the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam (WCAI) in partnership with the Canadian Combat Coalition (CCC). Both are anti-Islamic Facebook…

Alt-right club recruits minority executive to prove they’re not racist

By Robin McDonald, March 21 2017 — After a wave of allegations of racism and sexism, the Friendly Alt-Right Campus Extremists (FARCE) club is taking steps to repair their image. They have recruited a token ambiguous minority to serve as a club spokesperson and showcase the club’s devotion to diversity, proving that they are, in…

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