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The White Elephant in the Room: Anti-Asian Racism in Canada

Source: I have been thinking a lot about the surge in anti-Asian assaults and hate crimes lately. Partly it’s because I am asked regularly as a historian to explain the history of anti-Asian racism and how that history can help us analyze what is happening now. The connection between our past and present is

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Asian Canadian Physician on the Frontline of the Pandemic

By Dr. Stephanie Go They say that medicine is a microcosm for the world and as a doctor I have been witness to many of life’s tragedies and joys. Despite this, I did not expect to be confronted by both our country’s and my own personal struggles with race and identify within its walls. I

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The Media Needs to Confront Racism in Canada

Les médias doivent lutter contre le racisme au Canada Many Canadians have experienced intense emotions watching the election unfold in our neighbour to the south. Those of us fighting for social justice have feared the possibility of four more years of Donald Trump and the continuing destructive impact on society, well beyond the U.S. borders.

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The Shame of Being Chinese by Amy Zhou

La honte d’être chinoise par Amy Zhou How COVID forced me to reflect on my Chinese identity and drive across the country to encourage others to do the same Comment la COVID m’a obligé à réfléchir sur mon identité chinoise et à traverser le pays pour encourager les autres à faire de même “He’s still

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I am Canadian, but do you see me as one?

Je suis Canadien, mais me voyez-vous comme tel? Yet another video has gone viral within the social media platforms frequented by Chinese Canadians about a customer refusing to wear a mask inside a store.  At first brush, this video is no different from others as it depicts a white guy arguing with a clerk inside T&T,

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