Justin Trudeau Falls Flat On His Blackface – Wonkette

It’s Thursday, so it’s time for another blackface scandal. We’ve covered a variety of Al Jolson sightings while on the blackface beat, but this is our first with an international dateline. We learned last night that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wore blackface to an “Arabian Nights”-themed party at the private school where he was […]

Opinion | The Religion of Whiteness Becomes a Suicide Cult – The New York Times

CreditCreditMatt Chase “White men,” an obscure Australian academic named Charles Henry Pearson predicted in his 1893 book “National Life and Character: A Forecast,” would be “elbowed and hustled, and perhaps even thrust aside” by people they had long regarded as their inferiors — “black and yellow races.” China, in particular, would be a major threat. […]

Uber disabled emergency braking in self-driving car: U.S. agency | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Uber had disabled an emergency braking system in a self-driving vehicle that struck and killed a woman in Arizona in March even though the car had identified the need to apply the brakes, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report released on Thursday. The report into the first fatal […]

Canadians Adopted Refugee Families for a Year. Then Came ‘Month 13.’ – The New York Times

Cover Photo Carole Atkins, with children from the Syrian refugee family she sponsored, at an ice rink in Toronto. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Canadians Adopted Refugee Families for a Year. Then Came ‘Month 13.’ Everyday Canadians spent a year embracing Syrians in the world’s most personal resettlement program. Letting them go might be […]

1 in 4 Canadians want Trump-style travel ban, poll suggests – Politics – CBC News

A “significant segment” of Canadians say Canada’s 2017 refugee target of 40,000 is too high, while one in four Canadians wants the Liberal government to impose its own Trump-style travel ban. Those are just two of the findings in a new Angus Reid Institute poll that looked at Canadians’ attitudes toward the federal government’s handling […]

Newcomer centre has no more room for border-crossing refugees – Manitoba – CBC News

A Winnipeg centre that welcomes and houses newcomers is putting out a public call for help after getting another surge of asylum-seekers over the weekend. Welcome Place, a temporary home for newcomers in Winnipeg, is full and has no more rooms for refugee claimants who may still be coming to the city Sunday. “That’s a big […]

YouTube Personality Alleges Toronto Uber Driver Demanded Blowjob for Payment – VICE

Uber says it has permanently suspended the driver. When Erika Szabo, a video game and anime YouTube personality, ordered an Uber on a Sunday afternoon following a guest appearance at a convention in Toronto, she was looking to get home quickly after a long day and shitty weather. Just as her Uber driver pulled up, however, […]