Tag Archive | Racialytics

Racialytics #4: The Root of Violence is Violence

I’ve been thinking for days about whether – or how – to write about the Danzig Street shooting. I first thought I was going to write about how all we need to do to prevent such horrific incidents is to expect the best of young black men. Then I discovered that Tianna Dowie-Chin had already […]

Racialytics #3: It’s Always About Racism

On November 10, Maclean’s Magazine published “Too Asian?”, an article describing (some) White students’ decision not to apply to top-tier universities like the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, and the University of British Columbia, because they are “so academically focused that some students feel they can no longer compete or have fun.”  According […]

Racialytics #2: Invisible Majority

Racialytics #2:  Invisible Majority This post is being written by a “visible minority”.  (Well, this is true of all the posts on this blog, since it’s mine, but bear with me.)  According to Statistics Canada, “visible minority” …refers to whether a person belongs to a visible minority group as defined by the Employment Equity Act […]

Racialytics #1: Under Our Skin

Note from Dominique:  This is the first in a series of posts I am calling Racialytics: definition: an analysis of the racism that underlies a past or current event.  Here, “racism” not only refers to an individual’s deliberate bigotry or prejudice towards people of colour.  It also refers to the ways in which discrimination based […]