racism

November 16, 2017
 by Donovan Hayden YouthREX Summer Intern and BA student, Hobart College        "I'm moving to Canada!" As a Canadian attending college in the United States, this is a phrase I’ve heard many times from Americans. They seem to always threaten to move to Canada when things are not going their way. I had gotten used to telling Americans that I was Canadian and hearing them joke about moving to Canada. I would laugh and follow up by making a comment about free health care. During the election season last year, I began to hear this phrase, “I’m moving to Canada,” more and more as Donald Trump...
July 14, 2016
by Jhanelle PorterYouthREX Digital Content and Communications Intern      "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare." - Audre Lorde The last couple weeks have been difficult to process – for me, individually, for black people, for our communities, and for society at large.  With the blatant anti-black racism that occurred at and in response to the Black Lives Matter protest at Toronto’s Pride parade, the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile spread through the media via video, the violent attacks and unnecessary...