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Optimism: Naïve or Courageous?

When every prior effort has failed, what is required to continue trying? Where does one find the energy to believe that change for good is possible despite a history of dashed hopes? 635 more words

The Presumption of Racism (Originally Published in the Spectrum Newspaper)

Sometimes it takes something like a report to show how far Canada has come to effectively deal with racism. The Ontario Human Rights Commission hired Canadian law student Donna Young to do a report focusing on collecting evidence of prejudice on the part of the Commission’s staff. 306 more words

Writing (all Kinds)

Dear New Zealand Rugby management and board members,

An open letter to the NZ Rugby Union:

Dear New Zealand Rugby management and board members,

Right now, thousands of New Zealanders are questioning the culture of our country’s favourite sport and those in charge of it. 295 more words


New campaign takes aim at racial profiling in retail settings

The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission hopes that education and training will help to reduce instances of consumer racial profiling in the province.

They will be working with the Retail Council of Canada to target their membership in order to deliver materials to raise awareness of this issue. 333 more words


Ex- Kogi Speaker slams N50 million suit on human rights commission

A former Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Clarence Olafemi, has sued the National Human Rights Commission for the inclusion of his name as an electoral offender. 263 more words


There's never been a better time for white men & Section 18C

Oh, that David Leyonhjelm! What a scamp he is! 

As you probably know, he’s making a complaint to the Human Rights Commission under Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, after Fairfax journalist Mark Kenny called him an “angry white man,” 330 more words