The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has addressed a letter to the principals and presidents of universities and colleges across the province after reports of racism and other human rights violations.
We stare at the abyss of an even more polarized cultural climate, continuing political stagnation, and one of the most tumultuous election cycles in American history, and many are left wondering what in the world just happened.
Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World by Layla F. Saad is just the thing to carry round if you want to signal that you are not just talking the intersectional talk, but doing the work (and in these post-Black Lives Matter times, that’s what we’re supposed to do, right?).
There’s a difference between “anti-racism” and actually overcoming racism. Overcoming racism requires liberalism, and “anti-racism,” as it is currently being taught, can only increase it. This is most obvious when…
The 1960s ended, in fact, some half a century ago. Nonetheless, they all share a concern that their employer, university, or children’s school seems to think otherwise and is therefore requiring an affirmation to a very specific understanding of “racism” and “anti-racism”.
I want to explain Critical Race Theory to you. I just want to help you understand it, so I sat down with my microphone and no real plan except to talk through the claims, history, and thought of Critical Race Theory, highlighting where it came from and why it's a terrible way to think about race and racism, in its own ideas.