There is a meme going round the internet for a couple of years now showing the faces of several American terrorists — the white man who opened fire on the audience of a Batman movie. The white man who opened fire on Sandy Hook. The white man who opened fire on a Black Baptist Church. The author is making the…
I was planning a bike ride on my favourite route planning app?when I came across a rather shocking site. There is a place marked on?Google Maps?— don’t think it even has a population count — south of Maniwaki?Québec called N–ger Rapids. (Sorry about the dashes. I’m not afraid to handle the word, if only to put it in the trash,…
Or at least the parts of it that tell people what they can and cannot wear to work. And any other bits of blatant nativism/racism that may have escaped the media firestorm around this staggering piece of bigotry-made-policy. I’m no expert in this but it seems to me the whole reason that we want to have a secular state is so that we can welcome and serve people of all ethnicities, cultures and religions. As they are.
First there was this. Combining flag waving patriotism with Islamophobia and use it to take a stab at “the other”. The Globe item has 1779 comments on it. I’m going to guess that a new dawn of cross cultural understanding is not rising there.
UPDATE: The Citizen has edited the online version of this story (haven’t seen a print copy) to just use ‘black’ and ‘white’. CBC has removed all references to race but notes that the victim shouted racial epithets at his killer.
Two media outlets reporting a verdict in a trial. Some guys get drunk and pick a fight with some other guys, complete with baseball bats. There’s a tussle and one of the picked-on guys grabs a bat from his tormentors.
Taneka Talley was working at Dollar Tree (kinda like Giant Tiger) in Fairfield California when a man – who had decided to murder the first black person he saw – walked in and killed her. This is appalling, but the company’s response almost seems worse.