In my previous post, Defining 'racism', I talked about the difference between individual racism and institutional/systemic racism. Most discussions around race and racism rely heavily on critical race theory to examine "the appearance of race and racism across dominant cultural modes of expression." Michel Foucault’s concept of bio-power has received very little focus within the race literature, … Continue reading Racism as a governing apparatus: A Foucauldian analysis
I just finished reading Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos that came out January this year. It took me a bit over two weeks to finish as it was a dense read, but so worthwhile! Anyways, I decided to create a list of the 12 Rules to put somewhere visible as a reminder and share it … Continue reading Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life
Canada has long been a land of conflict on the basis of race and racism. From the historical mistreatment of our First Nations to Quebec nationalism and the invisible existence of the Canadian “Other,”1 racial conflict has been an unfortunate part of our nation's history. According to census 2011, Black Canadians were the third largest visible … Continue reading “Black Like Who?”: The earasure of Blackness in Canada
Is this a social experiment? Some kind of joke? Is it already April Fools? Or, someone really and truly, from the bottom of their heart, believed that what the world needed was a disposable phone charger? A disposable phone charger. I refuse to link to their website, but it is real. You can now buy a … Continue reading Disposable phone chargers: A social expirement?
Racism is deeply ingrained in various domains of society and social institutions that impact our everyday lives. Despite its implications on our day-to-day lives, and the proliferation of identity politics and identity discourse in our current political climate, racism remains a very sensitive topic for many. Even more so, there remains a lack of a … Continue reading Defining ‘racism’
On the surface, it may seem obvious or common sense to define the term 'youth.' A youth is a young person, right? A quick Google search defines youth as the period between childhood and adult age, young people considered as a group. I recently attended a Critical Youth Work certificate offered by YouthREX, and when the … Continue reading Defining ‘youth’