Protests have erupted around the world in response to police violence against Black people. Police are openly targeting and arresting journalists. Trump is violating the rights of his people. And Canadian media has failed to cover or even grasp this historic moment.
“Where does racism manifest?” asks Rex Murphy, who once wrote that rap music leads to “a degraded and vulgar culture”
Violent attacks on racialized people are on the rise in Canada — especially against those who look East Asian. We’re joined by reporter Joanna Chiu to discuss what happens when we conflate the actions of a government with individual people.
Bryan Adams pulls a Morrissey, an Indigenous ceremony is broken up by the RCMP, and Ghomeshi attempts another comeback.
Tweet calling out racism was deemed an inappropriate expression of a personal opinion on a controversial subject
And ignore that history at our peril
Not only is the country’s media unequipped to cover racism such as Trudeau’s — it is actively perpetuating it
And it’s arguably even worse
The mainstream media can inflict far more damage to social cohesion than anything that neighbours from different backgrounds could ever do
Mark Hecht says he was inspired to submit to the Sun because of similar writings on diversity by columnist Douglas Todd
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