education

February 21, 2017
  by Oji Okafor  YouthREX Youth Research Assistant     This is my unpopular opinion. Black History Month is a problem.    In my experience, February is a month of reflection, not progress. Before I was old enough to understand the full implications of Black History Month, I knew this: I would be expected to act as an ambassador of blackness during every class discussion. Every time. It was delightful. I was one of the only black kids in a very racially diverse elementary school. There was nothing especially terrible or traumatizing about this experience; but something about the constant...
September 06, 2016
 by Donovan Hayden YouthREX Summer Intern and BA student, Hobart College        Canadians, particularly Torontonians, flaunt our diversity, inclusion, and our ‘mosaic’ society. Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world, something that makes me proud and provides an advantage in this globalized world.  However, we still have work to do to truly connect diversity and opportunity; simply having people of different colors living together within city boundaries does not create an equal and diverse society.  On the one hand, we praise our diversity but at the same time we ignore,...