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U.S. sportscaster slams lack of change after school shootings ‘because it’s almost always a white kid’

The Florida high school shooting in Parkland has devastated and angered students, lawmakers, musicians – and even sports commentators.<p>Dallas TV …

Guns

Why Justin Trudeau is not the leader many believe he is

Stephen Harper, Canada’s former prime minister, might well have been less colourful and pleasing to eye and ear than the current Canadian leader.<p>But …

Canada

Barbara Kay: The #MeToo court of public opinion needs some ground rules, fast

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s courtship of his wife, Chirlane McCray, has all the makings of a Hollywood romcom. They met in 1991 when she started …

Jagmeet Singh

Scott Thompson: Someone tell Elizabeth May that bullying is bad, no matter the gender

Over the weekend, a story broke in the Toronto Star alleging Green Party leader Elizabeth May bullies her employees.<p>Three former staffers have come …

Green Party

I don’t care if Patrick Brown was a randy womanizer

A teenage girl walks into a bar . . . .<p>An unwelcome pass from a much older man.<p>“Get lost!”<p>That’s how you do it, stranger-to-stranger.<p>It isn’t rocket …

Toronto

Conrad Black: There can be no real justice when everyone is a victim

It is becoming steadily more difficult to maintain morale in the face of the tidal wave of political correctness that inundates Canadian life, drowns …

Canada

Margaret Atwood faces feminist backlash on social media over #MeToo

The Canadian author’s defence of due process for those accused of sexual misconduct sparked online ire<p>Canadian author Margaret Atwood is facing a social media backlash after voicing concerns about the #MeToo movement and calling for due process in the case of a former university professor accused …

Three cheers to the ballsy French women who called out the fury of the #MeToo phenomenon

If I said #NotMeToo, I’d be lying. So I’ll say #Me’nuff.<p>Enough.<p>Puritanical mob-rule is the last thing women need to carve out a safe and respectful …

COMMENTARY: Decision to allow Trudeau-Boyle meeting defies all logic and common sense

With risk comes potential reward, as any savvy politician can tell you. Bold political leadership requires a willingness to take risks. However, when …

If You Are Innocent Defend Yourself.

(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Violating a human beings is one of the worst things a person can do. In today’s climate we see a push to bring awareness to rape, …

Amy Smart Defends Husband Amid Allegations: ‘This Type Of Reporting Needs To Stop’

Amy Smart is slamming the accusations that her husband Carter Oosterhouse coerced a makeup artist to give him oral sex. Read her response.<p>Just 2 days …

Feminism

Gabrielle Union On the #MeToo Movement: ‘The Floodgates Have Opened For White Women’

Lauren Heuser: Even post-Weinstein, we cannot outsource justice to a mob

It is interesting — but no longer surprising — that victims would choose to go directly to the media with their accounts of sexual harassment: it’s …

Jian Ghomeshi

Critics are wrong – ‘Justice League’ doesn’t mistreat Wonder Woman

There are plenty of legitimate criticisms of <i>Justice League</i>. That it mistreats the character of Wonder Woman isn’t one of them.I cried the first time …

Comic Books

Barbara Kay: WLU’s contemptible conduct proof of intellectual assault underway on campuses

The story of Wilfrid Laurier University grad student and teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd — who was recently subjected to a creepy, but …

Jordan Peterson

Laurier university’s handling of freedom of expression ‘inexcusable’: prof

<b>UPDATE: Laurier university issues apology amid censorship controversy</b><p>Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario owes teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd …

Education

Jen Gerson: In disciplining Lindsay Shepherd, Wilfrid Laurier chooses catechism over education

Nobody wanted Jordan Peterson to be right.The University of Toronto psychology professor was an accomplished academic, but was little known outside …

Jordan Peterson

Rex Murphy: University bullies student who dares to play Peterson clip from The Agenda

These are dark days in Ontario.A three-minute news clip from the Ontario government’s TV station prime time show The Agenda has roiled higher …

Jordan Peterson

Taylor Swift Calls Out People Who "Scour Her Lyrics" For Clues, but There's 1 Tiny Problem

Taylor Swift released her sixth studio album, <b>Reputation</b>, on Nov. 10. The adoring fans who preordered physical copies of the album were also treated to personal poetry from the singer, which included a heartfelt and revealing prologue to <b>Reputation</b>. In addition to covering our generation's social …

Brett Talley, Louis C.K., The Root 100 and the Whitest Week Ever

This week, while scrolling through Twitter, I ran across a video of author, explainer of blackness, and one of my picks to send in our delegation …

Brett Talley

Governor-General 101: Don’t insult Canadians

<i>David Mulroney is president of the University of St. Michael's College.</i><p>The succession to the throne of King George V in 1910 is memorable not so much for what the new monarch said as for what he didn't say. In the wake of activism by Catholics, including many Canadians, throughout the empire, the …

Black on Bay Street

My parents moved to Canada to offer me the promise of the North American dream. But on my way to becoming a lawyer, I learned that success isn't necessarily about merit. It's also about fitting in. As a person of colour, that's a roadblock that comes up again and again<p>As a kid, I was proud of my …

Hey, Jan, Stop Hating on Curvy Black Women Just Because You Are Shaped Like a Box Chevy

Meet Jan Shedd. Jan is an angry white woman from Dallas who is offended that black women have shapely bodies that fill a dress nicely. Jan is so …

Feminism

Kelly McParland: Payette must learn mockery is not the correct response to different opinions

There is a great dilemma about the position of Governor General as it has evolved in Canada: as a country we naturally want to attract good, …

Canada

Why do we expect total self-flagellation from men in the wake of sexual assault scandals?

Even if you're doing nothing wrong, the message is you're still responsible for the behaviour of other men<p>In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein …

U.S. Coast Guard says women lost at sea did not activate sailboat’s emergency beacon

The U.S. Coast Guard said Monday that the two Hawaii women who were lost at sea for five months had an emergency beacon aboard their sailboat that was never activated.<p>U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Scott Carr told The Associated Press that their review of the incident and subsequent interviews with …

The faulty premise of racial ‘colour-blindness’ at Halloween (or ever)

Here comes Halloween, with its inevitable, painful conversations around costumes, cultural appropriation and my favourite word (insert sarcasm font here): "colour-blindness." You know what I mean – the annual protestation that it didn't occur to parents that dressing their child as an "Indian …

After I Adopted Two Black Babies, I Realized My Church Was Full Of Racists

<i>Soul Searching</i> <i>is our series about how the most secular generation in history is changing the face of religion.</i><p>“It’s really good that you adopted him. …

Parenting

White people should never rap the n-word: A linguist breaks it down

Last month social media erupted after a video of white sorority girls singing along to Kanye West’s mega hit <i>Gold Digger</i> went viral. The lyrics …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Please turn down the volume on the outrage machine

The wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal has been both bracing and predictable. What's bracing is the widespread confirmation that the entertainment industry is shot through with abusive behaviour. Which means the next Harvey Weinstein or Bill O'Reilly might not get away with it – or even try …