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Poppy Partisan: Rainbow Poppies & Don Cherry - 6CR #61
Decoding the Dress Code with Jenna Nicoloff & Ayesha Madden - 6CR #58

Decoding the Dress Code with Jenna Nicoloff & Ayesha Madden - 6CR #58

October 25, 2019

The Toronto District School Board updated the student's dress code as of Sept 2019. The recent changes allow students to now wear hats, hoods, crop-tops and spaghetti straps. Darnell & Joel discuss the role of dress codes with Ayesha Madden & Jenna Nicoloff. The conversation covers the following topics:

  • Impact of dress codes on students
  • First impressions & dressing to impress
  • Modesty 
  • Teaching young people how to dress
  • Consequences of how you dress
  • Being overdressed vs underdressed
  • Professional dress codes

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References:

TDSB revises its dress code and the rules are not what you might remember

Is ‘modesty’ no longer the best policy? On dress codes, Canadian schools begin to change their approach

The Best and Worst Outfits From the 2019 NBA Draft

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We Rise Together - 6CR #48

We Rise Together - 6CR #48

August 16, 2019

The Peel District School Board's implementation of the action plan to support black male students - We Rise Together is under scrutiny. Darnell & Joel review this action plan and covering the following:

  • student focus group underlying the action plan
  • Other factors impacting students success beyond the school
  • The student's experience section of the report
  • Contrasting achievers & non-achievers
  • Our experiences in school
  • Positive influences on our desire to learn

Related episodes: 6CR #306CR #28

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Reference Links:

Here Is Why Many Peel Students Are Demanding Better Action Against Racism

Peel school board considers recommendations to enhance We Rise Together program

Parents critical of Peel School's We Rise together anti-Black racism effort

Suzanne Nurse - We Rise Together

Ep. 1462 The Moral Mess of Higher Education

BLACK LOVE WHITE LIES

Black Students' Perspectives on Academic Success

We Rise Together contact:

http://www.werisetogether.ca/index.html

Twitter: @WRT_PDSB

Email: WRT@peelsb.com

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Dodging Oppression: Dodgeball a Tool of Oppression? - 6CR #41

Dodging Oppression: Dodgeball a Tool of Oppression? - 6CR #41

June 28, 2019

A paper claiming dodgeball is a tool of oppression was presented by Joy Butler from the University of British Columbia and David Burns from Kwantlen Polytechnic University while presenting their research at the annual Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Darnell & Joel have a conversation regarding dodgeball, that covers the following:

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Reference Articles:

IDA Dodgeball 101 - How To Play Dodgeball Rules

Dodgeball isn't just problematic, it's an unethical tool of 'oppression': researchers

Dodgeball is a tool of ‘oppression’ used to ‘dehumanize’ others, researchers argue

Professor Joy Butler’s Perspectives on Bullying and Dodgeball Game

David Staples: The world needs more dodgeball, not less of it

Twitter Pool, regarding banning Dodgeball

Don't pick on dodgeball. It's no more 'oppressive' or 'problematic' than any sport

FB post with screen shots of articles with similar title

Academic Grievance Studies and the Corruption of Scholarship

Youtube Playlist for The Grievance Studies Affair Documentary

Statistical Analysis Conclusions Explained

PRIVILEGE OF THE GAPS

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Free Speech University - 6CR #34

Free Speech University - 6CR #34

October 12, 2018

Ontario is requiring tax payer funded colleges and universities to develop their own free speech policy based on the University of Chicago Statement on Principles of Free Expression. Darnell & Joel discuss the various aspects of free speech:

  • free speech laws in Canada vs USA
  • accountable for your free speech
  • restrictions on free speech: Canada's hate speech laws
  • safe spaces
  • society needs competing ideas
  • are Christians hypocritical on free speech

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Reference Articles:

John Carpay: Ontario starts the hard work of returning free speech to universities

Upholding Free Speech on Ontario's University and College Campuses

First Amendment

Your Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Canada’s law on hate speech is the embodiment of compromise

Exposure to different points of view is at the core of higher learning

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Trinity Western Denied Law School Accreditation with Deina Warren - 6CR #29

Trinity Western Denied Law School Accreditation with Deina Warren - 6CR #29

September 7, 2018

Trinity Western University lost their appeal for law school accreditation by the Supreme Court of Canada on the basis that the school's community covenant denied equal access to the legal profession. Deina Warren acted as co-counsel with Derek Ross for the intervener Christian Legal Fellowship in this appeal. Deina joins Darnell & Joel to discuss this case. The conversation covers the following:

  • Trinity Western's Community Covenant
  • Historical context for getting to the supreme court
  • 2001 Court Case for Teacher's College Accreditation re: Covenant
  • Unprecendent behaviour by the Supreme Court and its representatives during the case
  • The law being used as a sword instead of a shield

Reference Articles:

Trinity Western Loses law school appeal at Supreme Court

Trinity Western and the Endangerment of Religious Pluralism in Canada

The TWU decision is a blow to diversity

Your Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

Deina Warren Contact info:

http://www.warrenlegal.ca/

@DeinaWarren

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Racial Profiling in the Name of Equality - 6CR #28

Racial Profiling in the Name of Equality - 6CR #28

August 24, 2018

Accusations of racism have been directed at a principal from a school in Etobicoke and an NYC private school. Darnell & Joel discuss the following:

  • List of black students distributed in Etobicoke school to track “achievement gaps”
  • NYC private school segregation of students
  • Toronto's Africentric Alternative School 
  • Institutional Racism

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Reference Articles:

Father files human rights claim after discovering 'black list' of students in Etobicoke school

Posh school’s plan to segregate students by race draws parents’ ire

Africentric Alternative School

Institutional Racism defined in CBC.ca article and Mises.org Article

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