Last weekend, a court in Battleford, a small city of around 4000 people in north-central Saskatchewan, found Gerald Stanley not guilty of the murder of Colten Boushie. Stanley, a white farmer, stood accused of second-degree murder in shooting Boushie, a 22-year-old member of the Red Pheasant First Nation, after Boushie and some of his friends … Continue reading Canada’s race problem
The end of the semester and a couple of major life changes sit just on my horizon, so my writing on this blog has slowed considerably. But I do want to write something about the intersection of politics and sports, as I have been thinking a lot about this topic over the last several weeks … Continue reading The political economy of sports
I had not originally intended to write about Windsor, Ontario again for a little while, but in the past couple of weeks, questions have arisen in the Canadian national and local Windsor media about race and racism. Though this has been simmering for a while in different ways, it came out more prominently after Jagmeet … Continue reading Windsor 2: is Windsor racist?
I promised in my last post to commit the next one to a discussion of Confederate monuments and memorials, the more general practice of naming public buildings and infrastructure after Confederate leaders, and the current movement to rename, remove, or relocate them from their prominent positions in the built environment across the US South. This … Continue reading The Confederacy