Black History Month In Canada

February is Black History Month in Canada. In this month, all Canadians are called to recognize, honor and celebrate, collectively, the contributions that Black Canadians have made for this country on both of the national and international levels. One of the key reasons why a month of this type was designated in the first placeContinue reading “Black History Month In Canada”

Leaders Should Lead, In All Ways

Adults are supposed to be modeling good behaviors. Adults are supposed to be setting good examples for youngsters to emulate. As someone, who’s been following the Toronto Mayoral race debates, I am appalled and disappointed by some of the revelatory instances over the course of these past few weeks. 1) Bad choice of words/Name calling.Continue reading “Leaders Should Lead, In All Ways”

A Few Questions

This image, which was featured on Huffington Post, makes me want to pose a few questions. Since stereotyping is never complementary, why do many among us keep doing it? Does stereotyping have to do with our desire to assert some kind of superiority over others when we are vulnerable and insecure of who we are?Continue reading “A Few Questions”

A Man At The Fruit & Vegetable Store

Living in an English-speaking country, I have noticed that one of most frequently happening and largely ignored discriminations is the one against someone, who speaks English with an accent. Unlike other types of discriminations, which usually come with a huge amount of sensitivities and can engender a wide scale of societal and political repercussions, discriminationContinue reading “A Man At The Fruit & Vegetable Store”

Sexism Today

When we watch certain TV programs, especially those ones that fall into the genre of talk show, or panel debate focused on politically and economically related issues, it’s inevitable for us to assume that whoever hosts the show is more cultivated and better educated than us, the TV watchers, because he or she is givenContinue reading “Sexism Today”

Stereotypes

Stereotypes can be so misleading. Stereotypes are never a just representation of any culture. By acting out or verbalizing stereotypes, what gets revealed is not the truth of the target; rather, the ignorance and limited worldview of the people, who are doing the stereotyping.