Christopher Stuart Taylor
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Christopher Stuart Taylor recently completed his PhD at Western University (Canada) in History and Migration & Ethnic Relations (MER). He focuses on issues of multiculturalism, immigration, race and ethnicity, Black Canadian history, Caribbean history, slavery in the Americas, the African and Black Diaspora, and Black identity.

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Why Is Zehaf-Bibeau a Terrorist But Not Justin Bourque?

(37) Comments | Posted October 29, 2014 | 2:19 PM

Over the past week our sense of security as Canadians has been tested.

Not only has it been tested, but it has forever altered how we see ourselves as "peacekeeping" Canadians.

No longer can we see say that terrorism is something that happens "over‎ there": in Syria, Pakistan,...

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Make August Canada's Black History Month

(1) Comments | Posted August 3, 2014 | 5:07 PM

Enjoying your August long weekend holiday?

In a way should you thank black (Canadian) people for that day off from work.

It's because of people that look like me that you can enjoy Canadiana sipping beer on a Muskoka chair at your cottage in Muskoka.

You are welcome, Canada.

The...

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Donald Sterling Is No Anomaly

(17) Comments | Posted April 30, 2014 | 10:53 AM

On one continent, we have the owner of the NBA's Los Angeles Clippers banned for life for making...

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How the NFL is Perpetuating Racism

(12) Comments | Posted February 23, 2014 | 7:27 AM

In a league that is built on the backs of Blacks, where one of its biggest stars came out and compared the NFL to "modern day slavery," it is no surprised that the NFL is trying to police a Black cultural expression (albeit one that is very controversial...

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P.K. Subban Is Our Black Canadian Saviour

(3) Comments | Posted February 14, 2014 | 5:21 PM

I have officially appointed P.K. Subban the (un)official representative for all black Canadians.

Not just black hockey players, or athletes, or men, but all blacks irrespective of race, class or gender.

No disrespect to Lincoln Alexander, Viola Desmond, Dudley Laws and...

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If We Can't Say 'Merry Christmas' in Canada, Multiculturalism Failed

(53) Comments | Posted December 23, 2013 | 8:48 AM

Bah humbug.

As ice and snow blankets southern Ontario, it really is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. Shovels are clacking. People are cursing. Cars are crashing. And Rob Ford can finally grow his beard and go back to his day job at the North Pole.

Yup, it's Christmas.

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Rob Ford Needs to Stop Using Black People as a Prop

(44) Comments | Posted November 19, 2013 | 12:01 PM

Up until now I made a conscious decision not to publicly comment on what has become the international traveling circus formerly known as Rob Ford.

Not because I like or dislike Ford. Or because I too have enough to eat at home (by way of pancakes, bread, beef,...

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The NFL Is Really the "No Female League"

(4) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 9:30 AM

After a good ol' (Canadian) Thanksgiving weekend, eating good ol' (Canadian) turkey, and watching good ol" (Canadian and American) football, I paused for a reality check.

I watch a lot of football and I don't really like turkey.

As I sat in-front of my TV in a food induced state...

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Move Over Rihanna, Barbados is Now Famous for Tax Cheats

(8) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 1:32 PM

Ottawa Senator fans listen up: you may want to pay attention to the new hidden-camera investigation on tax-evasion and offshore banking from one of our national broadcasters.

You may end up losing your team to the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA).

The financially peculiar end of the...

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How the NHL Won (and Lost) a New (Black) Fan

(18) Comments | Posted October 4, 2013 | 1:20 PM

I'm Canadian. I like sports. I like hockey.

I also happen to be Black.

By all means that last statement should be irrelevant since athleticism is (arguably) one of the few "colour-blind" activities in society. But, to borrow a line from the Wu-Tang Clan, "(colour) rules everything around...

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