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More than a “Night of Harmless Fun”: Hawaiian-Themed Parties and Cultural Appropriation as Genocide

In January, a student union at my university decided to throw a "Hawaiian night" theme party. When a few students, including myself, raised the concern that it was culturally appropriative (not to mention stereotypical and inaccurate), the backlash was fierce. In response, I (with input from friends) wrote this piece for The Sheaf, the University of Saskatchewan… Continue reading More than a “Night of Harmless Fun”: Hawaiian-Themed Parties and Cultural Appropriation as Genocide

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Good Philosophers Don’t Have Anxiety Attacks: on mental health, race, and belonging in the classroom

"When Canadian society says we’re sick that’s like a psychopathic killer complaining to someone he’s tried to strangle repeatedly that she should do something about the marks on her neck and see a psychiatrist about her recurrent nightmares and low self-esteem.” - Richard Bull Last term, I confided in a professor that I was struggling with… Continue reading Good Philosophers Don’t Have Anxiety Attacks: on mental health, race, and belonging in the classroom