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Explainer: Is it cultural appropriation when a white politician quotes Beyoncé to boost her campaign?

NDP leadership hopeful Niki Ashton this week deleted a social media post quoting Beyoncé and apologized after being accused of cultural appropriation.

The Facebook post, quoting the pop star’s hit Irreplaceable, said Ashton would take the party “To the Left, to the Left.” It was removed Wednesday after the Vancouver chapter of Black Lives Matter tweeted at her that “Appropriating Black culture is not intersectional feminism.” Ashton, a vocal feminist and social justice advocate, was sensitive to the charge she wasn’t practicing intersectionality — which, simply put, is a version of feminism that recognizes the complexities race, class, ability and sexuality add to debates about gender equity. 807 more words


NDP leadership candidate Ashton defends deleting Beyoncé meme after accusations of cultural appropriation

OTTAWA — NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton deleted several social media posts Wednesday that included lyrics from a well-known Beyoncé song after her campaign was accused of appropriating black culture. 467 more words


COMMENTARY: Jagmeet Singh and NDP must be aware of challenges posed by Quebec

You would be forgiven if you did not know that alongside the Conservative leadership race, the NDP are also in the throes of finding a new leader to take on the Trudeau Liberals in 2019. 823 more words


While pipelines could become fault lines, NDP leadership candidates agreeing to agree on most issues

OTTAWA — It became clear at the first official debate for the New Democratic Party leadership Sunday that the four candidates are in complete agreement on essentially every issue — and they’re not afraid to say so. 654 more words


Niki Ashton's NDP Leadership Bid

I was thrilled when Niki Ashton entered the leadership race for Canada’s New Democratic Party. We need leaders like her who are willing to be open about being socialist and to take stands against the real dangers that come with the agendas of the neoliberal parties of Canada (Liberal and Conservative). 164 more words


The World is Good

It’s amazing the difference positive thinking can make on your mental state of being. It has been a dark, negative week that has left me beardless, beat up and feeling like a whipped dog.  1,061 more words