The Ethnic Aisle Celebrates

  [caption id="attachment_1953" align="aligncenter" width="600" caption="Left to right: Denise Balkissoon, Renee Sylvestre-Williams and Chantal Braganza. Photo by Septembre Anderson"][/caption] The Ethnic Aisle held its first year anniversary party last night. It was a celebration that co-incided with #WiTOpoli (Women in Toronto politics) and Press Pass - all...

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You Should Be Reading: The Ethnic Aisle’s White Issue

[caption id="attachment_1722" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Not the Beatles, but just as good."][/caption] The Ethnic Aisle  recently did the White Issue where white (and those who look like it) writers talk about being white and the various ethnicities that live within that category. It's a great read. Why would...

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The Vocal Mood Ring

Click here to listen to a Trinidadian accent. I have two accents but only speak one language or not, who knows? The outside accent is, I've been told, a decent Canadian accent (though I've told I ape a good Mid-Atlantic accent as well) but my inside accent...

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A Mixed-Race Family’s Values

There’s a certain freedom in growing up in a family that has been mixed race on both sides for five generations. We’ve never had to worry about our family’s reaction to a mixed-race relationship and when you’re mixed-race, every relationship is a mixed-race one.

Suburban vs. Urban Divide: Toronto

It never occurred to me that the suburbanites and urbanites were at war with each other until the last mayoral election. I’ve always thought the two regions were like neighbours who are barely courteous to each other when they meet. Instead , they spend their time peering through the curtains and gossiping about each other.