Navneet Alang's articles
Published On: June 19, 2017
In a media age marked by increasing polarization, is it possible for us to have constructive public discussions any longer?
Published On: May 15, 2017
As countries around the world see a resurgence of protests, including some prominent ones here in Ontario, some are asking if activism can go too far.
Planning orthodoxy calls for denser, urban living — but leaves out many immigrant communities in the process
Published On: May 02, 2017
OPINION: There are good environmental and economic reasons to give up on detached family homes. But we need better outreach to communities about alternatives they can actually accept.
Published On: March 20, 2017
The public has always been skeptical of politicians and their words, but rarely has the gap between what is said and what is meant been more important.
Published On: February 16, 2017
ANALYSIS: Canada fancies itself happily diverse and equitable. It is a myth — racism, xenophobia, misogyny, and other forms of prejudice have deep roots here — but sometimes, a useful one.
Published On: January 20, 2017
OPINION: America is swearing in a president who has upended our entire political framework. It's time for the left to rethink how it talks about identity.
Published On: October 12, 2016
One pastor has started hosting Alcoholics Anonymous-style meetings for self-identified racists. But as Navneet Alang asks, can — and should — racism be treated like a disease?
Published On: June 30, 2016
Changing the anthem to be gender-neutral is a no-brainer, Navneet Alang writes. But consider the whole line’s meaning: commanding someone to love their country doesn’t sound very Canadian, does it?
Published On: February 19, 2016
Navneet Alang explains why the idea that veganism deserves protection under the Ontario Human Rights Code isn’t as far-fetched as some might think.
Published On: February 10, 2016
As Canada becomes more diverse, it may be time to rethink the notion that accents considered foreign are less good, less smart and ultimately less Canadian.
Published On: January 12, 2016
Political correctness isn’t a force oppressing society, says Navneet Alang. It only appears that way because we’ve all lost sight of its purpose.
Published On: October 16, 2015
Looking at the number of Facebook and Twitter gaffes by federal candidates this election, it’s hard not to wonder if social media is fundamentally at odds with political campaigning. Here, tech writer Navneet Alang explains.