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Published On: July 27, 2020
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Published On: July 24, 2020
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Published On: July 23, 2020
OPINION: Hostile and even racist encounters have been an ongoing part of my health-care journey. Solutions will require long-term efforts — but the stakes are never higher than when patients are alone, in pain, and more vulnerable than ever.
Published On: July 21, 2020
OPINION: I teach at the same Toronto middle school I once attended as a student — and I’ve learned cold, hard, and ugly truths about how racism operates in the education system.
Published On: July 18, 2020
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Published On: July 16, 2020
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Published On: July 16, 2020
OPINION: In a workplace historically designed for cis white men, the best solution may be to create our own financial independence.
Published On: July 08, 2020
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Published On: July 08, 2020
OPINION: Critics say progressives are clamping down on free speech and stifling open discussion. But many of those critics have done the same thing.
Published On: July 07, 2020
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Published On: July 06, 2020
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Published On: July 03, 2020
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Published On: July 01, 2020
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Published On: June 25, 2020
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Published On: June 25, 2020
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