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Op-Ed

Renowned visual artist Mickalene Thomas has taken over the fifth-floor gallery space of the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) with her show “Femmes Noires.”

Like many, I have closely followed the case of Cyntoia Brown. Hers is a tragic and troubling tale that has recently reignited debate about the galling sexist, classist and racist inconsistencies of the American justice system.

Recently, posters were discovered on several walls at the University of Manitoba with the statement, “It’s okay to be white.”

There is a persistent perception among public high school administrators and staff that working-class immigrant parents are disinterested and uninvolved in their children’s education.

Two weeks ago, before the official municipal election results, I wrote about how the history of racist attitudes within Ontario’s education system have followed us up until present day.

The 2018 Toronto municipal election played out as most people expected it to, with John Tory cruising to a second term as mayor. 

Less than a mere decade before my birth, there were Black children in Ontario “learning” under a segregated school system. They endured cramped classrooms with dim lighting and toilets that would only flush with the aid of water in a bucket.

Maxime Bernier has had a busy year.

Serena Williams did something that even President Barack Obama could not do. She got angry and showed it.

On Tuesday morning, I publicly posted a letter I addressed to MPP Lorne Coe regarding the reintroduction of Bill 5, the Better Local Government Act, 2018, to the Ontario legislature this week.

 

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