Moonlight’s Mahershala Ali: anti-Islam prejudice ‘not a shock’ if you have grown up black

Oscar-nominated Muslim actor reveals additional discrimination he has faced since converting to Islam in 1999 The Guardian, by Andrew Pulver, on February 21, 2017   The actor Mahershala Ali, whose performance in the widely acclaimed Moonlighthas made him a favourite for the...

Latino laborers fear deportation, but officials tell California farmers not to fret

Trump’s immigration policies threaten to scatter farm labourers and could disrupt America’s supply of fruit and vegetables – but not everyone is concerned The Guardian, by Rory Carroll in Oxnard, California, on February 20, 2017 You can see strawberry fields seemingly forever,...

Effects of racism on physical health should be better tracked, says U of T doctor

Social determinants of health are often linked to racial inequality Racism will shatter a person’s self-esteem, rob them of their sense of security, sink their feelings of belonging. But, according to some health authorities, racial discrimination can have a broad, damaging...

Police investigate anti-Semitic incidents at Toronto condo

Residents of North York building say notes bearing swastikas were left on doors, and mezuzahs were vandalized. Mayor John Tory condemned the notes in a statement Monday. Toronto Star, by EVELYN KWONG, Staff Reporter, on Feb. 20, 2017 Toronto police have launched an investigation...

Canada-U.S. border the final frontier for those seeking refuge

It happens several times a day near Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Que. — a taxi arrives, a family crosses the border; and the RCMP arrests the asylum-seekers and takes them to be entered into an already overloaded system. Toronto Star, by ALLAN WOODS, Quebec Bureau, on Feb. 20, 2017...