Melayna Williams

Right, Abdoul Abdi.
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Abdoul Abdi will not be deported. But how much of a win is it, really?

Opinion: The federal government’s decision to drop its efforts to deport Abdi to Somalia must be coupled with fundamental changes in Canadian policy
Washington, DC, USA. 8th March, 2017. Demonstrators at the U.S. Labor Department headquarters building. Part of nationwide protests coinciding with International Women’s Day and the “Day Without a Woman.”  During the late afternoon rally that followed,
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For women of colour, there’s a gap within the pay gap

Opinion: Filter the wage-gap numbers on the basis of race, and far greater wage discrepancies start to appear
Right, Abdoul Abdi.

How Canada’s child welfare system fails refugees like Abdoul Abdi

Opinion: Why government officials had a responsibility to seek Canadian citizenship for the Somali refugee
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2018 will be the year of allyship

Privileged people need to start helping in a way that is neither performative nor shiny
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Does Ontario’s Black Youth Action Plan do enough?

Opinion: The Ontario government’s plan to invest in Black youth is a good first step—but it still fails to untangle many of the wider systemic issues at play
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Confronting Canada’s ugly record of anti-Blackness

Robyn Maynard’s new book aims to correct and downright disrupt the friendly, multicultural narrative in which Canada’s national identity relies

The tragic echoes in the cycle of Black death

As a verdict loomed in the Andrew Loku inquest, Pierre Coriolan was killed in Montreal—reminders of why Black Canadians fight for change
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Why being ’nice’ is bad for Canada

Opinion: Confronting racism means uncomfortable conversations, but it’s not nice to feel uncomfortable

Too many Canadians don’t recognize the Islamophobia in their country

Despite numerous high-profile incidents and a stream of everyday instances, some Canadians still ignore or deny anti-Muslim hate
Women dressed as handmaids promoting the Hulu original series “The Handmaid’s Tale” stand along a public street during the South by Southwest Music Film Interactive Festival 2017 in Austin
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For black women, The Handmaid’s Tale’s dystopia is real—and telling

The way people are talking about The Handmaid’s Tale—Hulu’s buzzy TV series—reveals the limits of popular feminism