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.
Peter Odle is a busy guy, a native Torontonian who makes his living making big cities like Toronto, Montreal and New York more accessible for clients.
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.
In 2017, during a Reality Radio 101 regular broadcast of Oshawa Today (which has since been cancelled), a host dropped the N bomb during a rant against, what he labelled, violent Black Lives Matter protesters. Here's a snippet:
After the sudden and pathetically reasoned cancellation of Carnival Kingdom in Vaughan this past Caribana weekend, many in the Afro-Caribbean community are wondering if the move was in some way racially motivated.
The next municipal election on October 22nd is an opportunity for the Black community to have a seat at the table…and it’s maybe a bigger table than you’ve envisioned.