Black Lives Matter protests have captured the news media’s attention lately. Governments have also been observing these mass movements using sophisticated surveillance technology usually reserved for military applications. Chloé Ketels unpacks some of the ethical implications of governments’ utilization of this technology for domestic security purposes.
How The Gendered Wage Gap Impacts Ethnic Minorities
The gendered wage gap has been a persistent hindrance to women’s economic independence and is a product of the patriarchal structure of modern society. As early as 1883, the wage gap between men and women was protested by the Western Union Telegraph Company, who went on strike to ensure “equal pay for equal work”, aligning Read More…
A Shifting Global Economy, Part 2: Closing the Doors on an Open World?
This podcast is Part 2 in a series of discussions with researchers in International Business and Economics on changes in the global economy driven by political, social and technological trends. Our analysts discuss what changes to openness – of ideas, borders, capital – within societies might mean for the functioning and legitimacy of an integrated world economy.
Can It Happen Here? Pt 2: Steve Bannon’s Clash of Civilizations
Who are the enemies of the West, according to the alt-right? Benson Cheung explores alt-right ideologue Steve Bannon’s beliefs about he thinks ails Western civilization these days, in the second part of an occasional series on the Nationalist wing of the Trump administration.
Is Canada Catching on to the Anti-Immigration Party Movement from Europe?
Anti-immigration parties are becoming more prominent in Europe. Will Canada follow suit?
Approaching Racism Through Music
After the 2017 Grammys, the musical institution has been deemed uninterested in progressing race relations after Album of the Year went to another white artist. Yet musicians are using their musical platforms to address fragile race relations in the United States, and give voice to those who cannot speak.
Can It Happen Here? Pt 1: Steve Bannon’s Decline of the West
What do the power brokers in the White House believe? Benson Cheung explores alt-right ideologue Steve Bannon’s ideology, in the first part of an occasional series on Trumpism’s authoritarian nationalism.
United Nations Becomes Involved After Post-Brexit Uptick in Hate Crimes
After the United Kingdom chose to leave the European Union, reports of hate crimes against those who are not of English decent have risen as a result.
Race and the Politics of Guns, Part II
Race continues to play a critical role in US gun politics today – from public opinion on gun rights vs. gun control, to the disproportionate impact of gun violence on communities of colour.
The International Reach of Black Lives Matter
Do #BlackLivesMatter to you? Jeyolyn Christi discusses this social movement and its influence in Canada and abroad.