Shout out to Dr. Gillian Anderson and Enrique Chacon for shared items.



How Public Schools Supported Settler Colonialism in BC

If we want change, we must study up on how injustice was normalized in the nation’s classrooms.

Sean Carleton | 16 Dec 2022 | The Conversation |


What New Zealand can teach us about reparations

Vox | Dec 15, 2022 | 26:12

The Māori fight for justice leads the way on how to reckon with a dark past.


Smith apologizes for Indian Act comparison after remarks make some First Nations leaders bristle

Premier Smith said Wednesday she apologizes for earlier comments if they were ‘misconstrued’

Joel Dryden · CBC News · Posted: Dec 14, 2022



Rescind Turpel-Lafond’s honorary degrees or we’ll return ours, say high-profile Indigenous women

Academic integrity expert says Turpel-Lafond story is a ‘watershed moment for Canadian higher education’

Geoff Leo · CBC News · Posted: Dec 14, 2022


Taliban ban Afghan women from university education

Higher education ministry issues indefinite order three months after thousands sat entrance exams

Hikmat Noori and agencies in Kabul | Tue 20 Dec 2022 17.49 GMT | The Guardian



‘It was a set-up, we were fooled’: the coal mine that ate an Indian village

In a pristine forest in central India, the multibillion-dollar mining giant Adani has razed trees – and homes – to dig more coal. How does this kind of destruction get the go-ahead?

by Ankur Paliwal | Tue 20 Dec 2022 06.00 GMT | The Guardian



The war on ‘Happy Holidays’ isn’t about Christmas

By Kate Cohen | December 19, 2022 | Washington Post


Dutch Prime Minister Apologizes for His Country’s Role in the Slave Trade

People were “exploited and abused in the name of the Dutch state,” Mark Rutte said, but some descendants of enslaved people say the government did not involve them in the apology.

By Claire Moses | Dec. 19, 2022 | NYTimes


Defining ‘Asian American’ is complicated. Who gets left behind?

Asian Americans have long debated who is included in their cohort. South Asians and Southeast Asians, among others, sometimes feel overlooked by the umbrella term.

By Meena Venkataramanan | December 19, 2022 | Washington Post


Was your home once off-limits to non-Whites? These maps can tell you.

Urban planners and historians are mapping racial covenants to analyze the legacy of segregated neighborhoods across the United States

By Katherine Shaver | December 19, 2022 | Washington Post



Purdue Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon’s Mockery of an “Asian” Language is Emblematic of a Wider Problem in American Higher Education

Stephanie K. Kim | Dec 19, 2022 | Diverse

Purdue chancellor mocks Asian languages at commencement | Washington Post | 1:00


Black Travelers Say Home-Share Hosts Discriminate, and a New Airbnb Report Agrees

The internal study details the vacation rental company’s antidiscrimination efforts. But some travelers of color say it and other home-share companies don’t go far enough.

By Sara Clemence | Published Dec. 13, 2022, Updated Dec. 18, 2022 | NYTimes


Inside Gig Work: Trading Flexibility for Uncertainty, Risk and Racism

Some workers have found a winning strategy, while others struggle.

Zak Vescera | 16 Dec 2022 |



This woman is considering medical assistance in dying, due to a disability. But poverty is also a factor

Jacquie Holyoak has debilitating fibromyalgia, struggles to live on disability benefits

Padraig Moran · CBC Radio · Posted: Dec 16, 2022


Plastic ‘nurdles’ stop sea urchins developing properly, study finds

Chemicals that leach out of plastic shown to cause fatal abnormalities, including gut developing outside body

Karen McVeigh | Thu 15 Dec 2022 15.34 GMT | The Guardian


Quiz: What’s the Best Way to Shrink Your Carbon Footprint?

By Sander van der Linden |Dec 15, 2022 | NYTimes


Educators are using the stories of Holocaust survivors to foster empathy and counter hate

Canadian groups want to reach kids when they’re young, before antisemitism can be normalized

Perlita Stroh, Ioanna Roumeliotis · CBC News · Posted: Dec 15, 2022


How UK science is failing Black researchers — in nine stark charts

Data show that the representation of scientists from marginalized ethnicities dwindles at each stage of UK academia.

By  Elizabeth Gibney | 14 December 2022 | Nature [pdf version]


How the mixed-race mestizo myth warped science in Latin America

Researchers are trying to dismantle the flawed concept of homogeneous racial mixing that has fostered discrimination in Mexico, Brazil and other countries.

Emiliano Rodríguez Mega | 13 December 1011 | Nature



Even after COVID, the world’s vaccine strategy is failing

Without a global, publicly funded strategy, the market will fail to deliver vaccines to stop pandemics before they surge.

Seth Berkley | 13 December 2022 | Nature



What We Learned About Equity This Year

By Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez | DECEMBER 13, 2022 | Chronicle of Higher Education

Colleges are still dealing with relics of inequality and inaccurate depictions of diversity.



Why Do Stanford, Harvard and NASA Still Honor a Nazi Past?

By Lev Golinkin | Dec. 13, 2022 | NYTimes



When Freedom Meant the Freedom to Oppress Others

Jefferson Cowie’s powerful and sobering new history, “Freedom’s Dominion,” traces the close association between the rhetoric of liberty in an Alabama county and the politics of white supremacy.

By Jeff Shesol | Dec. 12, 2022 | NYTimes


Barbara Johns: The US’ forgotten civil rights hero

By Larry Bleiberg | 12th December 2022 | BBC

More than 70 years after the teenager moved a nation to end school segregation, her statue will replace Civil War Confederate commander Robert E Lee’s inside the US Capitol.



Diversity in citation practices: auditing your list of references contributes to better science

As a researcher, you should intentionally consider voices and perspectives that you might have previously omitted or ignored.

BY LETITIA HENVILLE | DEC 09 2022 | University Affairs


Bringing Caste into the DEI Conversation

by Simran Jeet Singh and Aarti Shyamsunder | December 05, 2022 | Harvard Business School


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