Andray Domise

Andray Domise is a Toronto-based freelance writer. He has contributed to several publications, and is the co-host of the cultural podcast Black Tea.
Despite endless political urgings for people to pull together, depression and anxiety are rampant (Go Nakamura/Getty Images)
Economic analysis

Capitalism’s connection to our ever-worsening mental health

Andray Domise: Despite headlines constantly blaring that our standard of living is ever increasing, social stressors gnaw away at the foundations of our collective psyche

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence participates in the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah on October 7, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The vice presidential candidates only meet once to debate before the general election on November 3. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

The VP debate: Just another American letdown

Andray Domise: It wasn’t last week’s Trump/Biden debacle, but the surreal VP debate reflected almost nothing of the world outside the debate hall

U.S. President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden participate in the first presidential debate moderated by Fox News anchor Chris Wallace (C) at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. This is the first of three planned debates between the two candidates in the lead up to the election on November 3. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The verdict on the U.S. presidential debate: God help us all

Andray Domise: Trump showed up as a wrestling match villain, while Biden’s unwillingness, or perhaps inability, to dial into anti-establishment anger left him hopelessly outmatched.

A woman embraces her son during a protest against the death in Minneapolis police custody of George Floyd, in St Louis, Missouri (Lawrence Bryant/Reuters)

How the nuclear family structure was forced upon present-day Black families

Andray Domise: This structure not only eroded the modes that Africans had long thrived on and carried out in their tradition, it drove the production of social and environmental ruin

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens as Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden introduces her as his running mate in Wilmington, Del. on Aug. 12, 2020. (Carolyn Kaster/AP/CP)

Kamala Harris is no friend of the community

Andray Domise: Harris’s status as running mate to Joe Biden is indeed historic. But representation does not imply loyalty or any degree of respect to Black and brown communities beyond the superficial.

A woman gets help rinsing her eyes with milk after being targeted with pepper spray (Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times/Getty Images)

Canada’s own legacy of racist oppression

Andray Domise: ‘To my brothers and sisters in America,’ you may be unaware that Canada aligned itself against your lives when it mattered

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Has coronavirus made us part with our online privacy?

Andray Domise: The forced use of digital technologies—Slack, Microsoft Teams and Zoom—to mediate our relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to provide a boon to companies who have been known to never let a good crisis go to waste


When it comes to Venezuela, Canada’s on the wrong side of the coup

Andray Domise: The myth of this country’s ‘peacekeeping’ nature lets it get away with destabilizing and taking advantage of less powerful nations


‘Overpopulation’ alarmism marginalizes those most vulnerable to climate change

Andray Domise: A belief in African and South Asian countries over-breeding the earth into catastrophe has a lengthy history steeped in scientific racism, imperialist arrogance and western paternalism


The left must stand against capitalism. Now.

Andray Domise: People who hold left-leaning ideals have to quit kidding themselves by believing that capitalism exists as a benevolent or even neutral social arrangement


What has Canada done for Bolivia?

Andray Domise: The response from Canada has been empty platitudes about ‘fair and transparent’ elections and ‘standing with the democratic will’

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Same old attitudes, same old stories

Andray Domise: The federal leaders debate had other options—to include the voices of the underrepresented and to ostracize the movements that spread hate. What we got isn’t good enough.