Am I Lucky?

Featured Image: Mahmoud Abu Zeid Am I lucky I am not American? The guns rattling in my head, The banners, the posters, The Black Lives Matter The kids shaking the country till the government falls to its knees.   Am I lucky I am not Yemeni? Constantly fighting the hunger, the pain, the hurt, The…

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Tackling Colorism in Asian Communities

Featured Illustration: Katherine Tsai When we think of racism, the easiest thing that comes to mind is ignorant white folk and the ghost of colonialism past (is it though?) and the pain it has consequently brought us for years. What we sometimes fail to criticize, and even acknowledge at times, is the racism that exists…

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Uyghur Muslims: Oppression and Forced Labour – A New Trend For The Fashion Industry?

Featured Image: Lutpulla – Anonymous “Kindness is a mark of faith and whoever is not kind has no faith.”  – Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) . . . The History: Uyghurs are a Muslim minority group in Xinjiang, a northwestern region in China. Xinjiang is the ‘so-called’ home to 10 million Uyghurs. From having their own culture…

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From a Meme to a Social Critique: Who Is “Karen”?

Prefaced by the “can I speak to the manager” meme which first emerged in 2014, the “Karen” trope has since stepped in and taken social media by storm as evidenced by the crowds of online pages dedicated to it, such as the r/F—YouKaren subreddit which has garnered more than 881,000 members since its conception in…

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The Divisiveness Behind the Model Minority Myth 

The idea that South and East Asians achieve a higher socioeconomic success because of their “two-parent households” and “strong emphasis on education” only serves as a poorly veiled jab at the systematic inequality disadvantaging black people from navigating the same system. We are lifted up by a system that intentionally pushes down our black friends, coworkers, and neighbours.

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School Inequality: A Thin Mask on Racism

Featured Artwork: Yasmine Gateau On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States of America gave its decision on the landmark case, Brown v. Board of Education, deeming racial segregation of schools unconstitutional. After its 9-0 ruling, the Court stated that: “separate educational facilities are inherently unequal” and that it violated the Equal…

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