colonialism

University Of Ottawa Shuts Down Yoga For Disabled Students Because Of “Colonialism”

Despite her attempts at compromise, yoga instructor Jennifer Scharf’s class was still canceled in order to make classes “more interesting, accessible, inclusive and responsive to the needs of students.” …

Bronwyn Isaac | November 23, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Pope Apologizes For Church’s Sins Against Native People Of The Americas

During his tour of South America this week, very progressive Pope Francis continued his legacy on Friday, by being humble and gracious – and (gasp!) not defensive about being Christian,…

Katrin Higher | July 11, 2015 - 10:30 am

Train Wreck African-Themed Fashion Show Had No Black Models Whatsoever

In this week’s news of egregious cultural appropriation, Japanese fashion designer Junya Watanabe showed his Spring 2016 collection at the Museum of Immigration in Paris and it was a terrible…

Katrin Higher | June 27, 2015 - 1:30 pm

“Why Is My Curriculum White?” Is Exactly The Question We Should Be Asking About University Education

The hardest thing I was ever tasked with reading in a history course was Edward Said’s Orientalism. I dropped the course because it was totally over my head. That says…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | December 26, 2014 - 9:00 am

Dad Makes Daughter’s Dream Of Being A Princess Come True In The Most Obnoxious Of Ways

I get it: you have kids and you love them so much you just want to give them the world, or whatever comes closest to it. But sometimes giving your…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 14, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Invisible Children, “Kony 2012″ & The Problem With Paternalism

Yesterday I posted a video from non-profit Invisible Children aimed at bringing Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony to justice. Titled “KONY 2012,” the 30-minute spot has become an unstoppable viral sensation…

Julie Gerstein | March 8, 2012 - 5:00 pm