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The racism behind “Indigenous people just need to work harder”

Indigenous people already have to deal with the effects of generations of systemic racism. It’s cruel to make them deal with solving them, too.

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News

Countering the racist tweets of Lethbridge’s crisis negotiator

Mike Reeder is a sergeant with the Lethbridge Police Service. He’s been with the LPS for 32 years. In his spare time, he occasionally retweets racist stuff.

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News

A critical response: Cops charge 6 people in Lethbridge drug bust

Yesterday, the Lethbridge Police Service published a media release regarding 6 arrests they made last Friday related to drug trafficking. In the release, they name all 6 individuals.

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Opinion

Dehumanization is the key to colonization

The key to successfully colonizing a land is to dehumanize the people who were already inhabiting that land.

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Opinion

Racism isn’t about skin colour

Racism isn’t really about the colour of our skin. It’s about power.

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Opinion

Gun violence, race, and gender

Maybe it’s not gun ownership we should be talking about.

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Opinion

Trudeau’s brownface doesn’t erase our own racism

I get that it’s problematic for Justin Trudeau to dress up in brownface, but it’s also problematic when we focus on it.

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Opinion Uncategorized

Mexicans have a right to be in the United States

Mexicans have more of a right to travel to and from what is now the United States than white Americans do.

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Opinion Racism

I grew up thinking I was Indigenous

I grew up thinking I was Indigenous. Or more particularly, that I was part Indigenous. I was taught that I was Métis, and that meant part French and part Cree.

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Opinion Racism

Debunked: 4 myths about Indigenous people

A few months ago, I was discussing the concept of “a little bit racist” with a friend on Facebook. Before long, the conversation turned to Indigenous people, and his discussion points started to incorporate common myths white people believe about Indigenous people.