#174 Tackling The History Of Slavery, Québécois Style!
What's Wrong With White People Pretending To Be Musical Black Slaves? Answer: Everything. And the 18 year old story of the then goateed dude-bro, now prime minister, copping a feel at a west-coast beer fest that we don't to talk about. Ever. again.
July 12, 2018
An Awkward Conversation With The Author Of That “Halloween Ethno-police” Piece
There was something that didn’t quite track about Kate Jaimet’s story.
October 31, 2017
By Andray Domise
CBC Executive Demoted After Pledging Money For “Appropriation Prize”
Steve Ladurantaye had apologized for his "dumb, glib tweet," but the CBC decided it had become too much of a distraction
May 17, 2017
By Jonathan Goldsbie
Indigenous Resistance Has Reached A Tipping Point
Thanks to social media, the Canadian establishment may no longer have a choice but to listen.
May 16, 2017
By Chelsea Vowel
Cultural Appropriation Is An Inherently Political Act
Appropriation is the buzzword in the news this week, as a misguided editorial was followed by a white elite up in arms on social media. In the end, two prominent magazine editors were gone from their posts, and the debate about the under-representation of non-white voices in Canadian media got significant traction.
But Commons is a show about politics, so we asked CBC columnist and head of TIFF Cinematheque Jesse Wente how appropriation is represented in the Canadian political sphere.
Also, on the left coast, the Green Party is playing spoiler for the first time in Canadian history in the wake of the BC election, the federal Conservative Party is getting ready to choose their new leader, and Commons is throwing a Party to watch and analyze those results live. When somebody says ‘traditional values,’ everybody drink!
May 16, 2017
Can’tlit (My Stories)
The "Appropriation Prize" is equal to the assailant being told to "stop" — and they, out of pure vindictiveness, keep going, harder, deeper, just...
May 15, 2017
By Janet Rogers
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