Posts by Anoushka Ratnarajah

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    Adrian MacNair: White Knight(mare)

    February 18th, 2011     by Anoushka Ratnarajah     Comments

    Yet another incredibly offensive piece of racism and xenophobia was recently featured in a Canadian publication. And it wasn’t Maclean’s! The article is called “Cultural Violence Can’t be Talked into Disappearing,” authored by Adrian MacNair and published in the National Post. In the piece, MacNair criticizes the federal government’s decision to financially support communities who seek to end gender-based violence. This is in itself reprehensible, considering the cuts to women’s organizations across the nation since Stephen … READ MORE

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    The Maclean’s “Controversy,” Part Two - White Privilege

    February 1st, 2011     by Anoushka Ratnarajah     Comments

    [The Maclean’s article was first discussed on Shameless here.] So, the title “Too Asian” has been officially replaced by “The Enrollment Controversy” on the controversial article on the Maclean’s website. [Ed. note: the URL still says “Too Asian”! Good try, Maclean’s!] Apparently labeling something “controversial” means you don’t have to take responsibility for your actions. Now that I know this, I’m never apologizing for hurting anyone ever again! “Oh, what’s that? I just elbowed you in the … READ MORE

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    Not White Enough: What the Maclean’s article says about our country, our media, and our schools.

    November 25th, 2010     by Anoushka Ratnarajah     Comments

    There is so much ugly in this picture, I hardly know where to start. But as a woman of colour, a Canadian, and a recent graduate of UBC, I have to respond. Dear Canada. Dear Maclean’s. Dear Stephanie Findlay and Nicholas Koller. This is going to hurt. But not as much as you have hurt us. When I read “Too Asian?” I wanted to stop right there. The title really could have been all they printed - … READ MORE