For those who are not chronic Netflix binge-watchers, “Dear White People” is a (fairly) new series depicting the various narratives of a group of Black students at an Ivy League school. The show is directed by Justin Simien, and based on his movie of the same name. Ever since the first trailer for the show… Read More (Spoilers) Is Netflix’s “Dear White People” Divisive?
In the November 3rd edition of his “Letter from Africa” column, Sola Odunfa discusses how the Nigerian senate has re-opened talks to reintegrate history in Nigerian schools. The subject had been obliterated from curriculums during Babangida’s leadership as the latter dismissed history as having “no market value” (Odunfa 2016). While Odunfa does not explicitly tackle… Read More Is History Passé?
By now the majority of Canadians are aware of the fiery destruction ravaging Fort McMurray, so I will spare you the details. Unfortunately, it is predicted that the fires could continue burning for months. It will take immense time, effort, and money to rebuild Fort McMurray and the surrounding affected areas. It is therefore time… Read More Fort McMurray Relief
“Alberta braces for the longest economic slump since 1980s”, warns this Globe and Mail article. The article’s title illustrates two realities of the Albertan economy: that it is currently not in great shape, but also that this is not the first time it has faced a similar economic downturn. Upon closer inspection, it becomes apparent… Read More Throwback Thursday: Riding the Tornado
By the title of this article, you may be ardently hopeful (or more likely extremely skeptical) that I have found an Utopian solution to make the world a more equal place to live, thus exclaiming “equality is a piece of cake”! I guess to be more specific, I should say equality is like a piece… Read More Equality is a Piece of Cake
This article is in response to Scott Gilmore’s “The hard truth about remote communities” published on the Macleans.ca website Following the shootings that occurred in the rural, northern Saskatchewan town of LaLoche, Scott Gilmore argued that the shooting was related to the socioeconomic hardships that tend to plague rural towns. While painting a general picture… Read More City-dwellers by choice or by force?
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Disney Orlando castle at night. By Veryhuman (Own work) CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons Most of my peers grew up with Disney animated movies. They watched the classics — The Lion King, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast… I didn’t. To this day, I’ve seen a grand total of two Disney animations: Dumbo and The Many…
While I am extremely excited to start analysing and raising awareness about social and political issues in our contemporary world, it would challenge my integrity if I did not give this very important disclaimer, which is to THINK CRITICALLY! Even of those who tell you to think critically (case and point: me). I do try… Read More Thinking Critically