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Quebec group holds conference on Islamophobia

Certain media outlets and their pundits are perpetuating the “us” and “them” that cleaves society into Muslims and other Quebecers, and in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in France and last year’s attacks in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu and Ottawa it is helping to fuel a rise in Islamophobia, a conference in Montreal heard on Thursday night. 391 more words

Local News

Reflecting on Ferguson, the DOJ, and the Silence of Activist Voices

Well I have struggled for a while now on how to follow-up on the DOJ findings regarding the alleged Civil Rights violations that Officer Darren Wilson was suspected of in the death of a young male in Ferguson, MO. 1,527 more words

Contemporary Culture

Winnipeg mayor responds to Maclean's story declaring city most racist in Canada

WINNIPEG — The mayor of Manitoba’s capital tearfully promised Thursday to fight racism and intolerance after his city was branded Canada’s most racist by a national magazine. 650 more words

News

Letters: Blackface and lessons in Quebec culture

Re: “Blackface and language” (Don Macpherson, Jan. 20)

As a regular reader of the French and English press in Quebec, I was happy (and a bit relieved) to read Don Macpherson’s level-headed article about the Subban/blackface affair at the Théâtre Rideau Vert. 545 more words

Culture And Lifestyle

My Experience At A City Wide Martin Luther King JR Church Service

Sunday night, Watson Chapel Baptist Church (my home church) hosted a city wide Martin Luther King service. This service is designed to bring the community together to honor God first and foremost. 800 more words

Christian Living

Blue Uniforms Matter Too

By Aidan Casey

Recently, police and the criminal justice system have been under fire as many accuse them of being racist. Statements made by the particular officers involved in recent incidents, specifically the cases of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, indicate that there was no racism involved and that they were simply trying as hard as possible to do their jobs and do them effectively. 1,166 more words

Police Reform

Where is the justice?

Last summer, a police officer in a Chicago suburb fatally shot an elderly man with a beanbag gun, and is now on trial. If the cop were white and the victim black, we all no doubt would have heard about the case and all the political innuendo that would have gone along with it. 77 more words

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