Tag Archive | racism

After Trump

Whether he is eventually impeached, is defeated in an election, completes the maximum two terms, or is abducted by aliens—there will come a time when Donald Trump is no longer president of the United States. At that point, what will happen? Will the nation return to the state of idyllic perfection that existed before Trump […]

Racism and the Gerald Stanley Jury

Put yourself in the place of the jurors in the Gerald Stanley trial. (Stanley is the Saskatchewan farmer who shot Colten Boushie, a young Indigenous man who was on Stanley’s property.) Out of a sense of civic duty, you agree to spend weeks away from your family and your regular job in order to sit […]

Diversity, Academic Freedom, and Racism

As a writer and editor, I am concerned that words are used with precision. In the modern world, some words are often given specific overtones that go beyond their literal meaning. They become code words that are used in the same context so often that the people using them are no longer conscious of their […]