There is no hijab emoji. This 15-year-old student is trying to change that
- Abby Ohlheiser
When Rayouf Alhumedhi’s friends wanted to identify themselves to one another in a WhatsApp group chat, they didn’t rely on their names. Instead, each friend used an emoji. “My friends, who don’t wear the headscarf, they ...
Marjerine or marg-arine? How the BBC taught us to talk proper
- Stephen Moss
A history of the BBC’s attempts to systematise the pronunciation of English does not, on the surface, sound like a gripping read. But in Dictating to the Mob: The History of the BBC Advisory Committee on Spoken English, Oxford University Press ...
Inshallah Is Good for Everyone
- Wajahat Ali وجاہت علی
A COLLEGE student was recently escorted off a Southwest Airlines flight after a fellow passenger said she heard him making comments in Arabic that were “potentially threatening.”
In a statement, Southwest Airlines said that the student, ...
- Michèle Lalonde
Speak White is (was) a racist insult, borrowed from the slave masters in the US South, used by English-speaking Canadians against those who speak other languages in public. The slur inspired a French language poem composed by Québécois ...
Kathleen Wynne apologizes formally for 1912 ban on French in schools
- CBC Radio-Canada
Premier Kathleen Wynne issued a formal apology Monday to the Franco-Ontarian community for a rule that virtually banned the use of French in the province's elementary schools early last century.
Regulation 17 — passed by the ...
The World Map of Debt
- Jeff Desjardins
Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist
Every country is scaled based on its debt-to-gdp ratio
What if we were to redraw the world map based on the sustainability of national debt levels?
Countries that are smaller in size, but that have big debt loads, ...
Quebec to strike the N-word off the map
Canadian officials have ordered that 11 places in the French-speaking province containing the N-word, or its French equivalent “nègre”, undergo a name change.
Satellite image shows the location of the 'Lake of the Negro' in the ...
INFOGRAPHIC: How the Greek Euro crisis happened
- South China Morning Post
Despite a bloated public sector and high government spending, Greece adopted the euro as its currency in 2001. In 2004, the Greek government admitted it had lied about its annual budget deficit to circumvent the criteria needed to join the euro zone. ...
INFOGRAPHIC: A world of languages - and how many speak them
- Alberto Lucas López
We represent each language within black borders and then provide the numbers of native speakers (in millions) by country. The colour of these countries shows how languages have taken root in many different regions
Click to view the full-size infographic ...
From 'I Am a Man' to 'Black Lives Matter'
- Meghan Walsh
Conditions for the city’s Black sanitation workers were difficult to the point of deadly. Memphis was paying full-time employees a meager minimum wage, then just $1.60 an hour. But it wasn’t until two men died on the job in February 1968 ...