Desmond Cole

Esi Edugyan, Robyn Maynard, Syrus Marcus Ware and Ian Williams (Photographs by Adrian Lam; Wade Hudson and Ariella Ilona)

’We have nothing to lose but our chains’: Desmond Cole’s conversation with four Black Canadians

Esi Edugyan, Robyn Maynard, Syrus Marcus Ware and Ian Williams speak with Desmond Cole about protesting anti-Black racism in Canada and what this moment signifies
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Esi Edugyan, Robyn Maynard, Syrus Marcus Ware and Ian Williams join Desmond Cole on Maclean’s Live

The extraordinary group of writers and commentators and artists sat down with guest host Desmond Cole for a conversation about systemic racism and the Black Lives Matter movement. Watch the full replay now.
A protester in Minneapolis is helped by medics after being teargassed outside the city’s Fifth Precinct (Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images)

A letter to the Canada-U.S. border: They said it would be different on this side.

Desmond Cole: Things are different, but not enough to save us. And once we cross over you, we must be quiet, like grateful and humbled guests in a museum.
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Desmond Cole: ’Canada insists on being surprised by its own racism’

Cole, a leading Black activist and critic of systemic racial injustices, sits down with Sarmishta Subramanian to discuss his new book ’The Skin We’re In’
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The ’benevolent liberal racism’ behind Desmond Cole’s Star exit

Pity Canadian journalism, Andray Domise writes, at a time ’where the limits to its overwhelming whiteness are coming into sharp focus’