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Quen Chow Lee, lead plaintiff in lawsuit over Chinese head tax, dies at 105

The Toronto Star writes: Quen Chow Lee, one of three immigrant litigants who led a class-action lawsuit against Ottawa over its discriminatory Chinese head tax, has died. She was 105. Born in China in October 18, 1911, Lee was nicknamed “Nooey Quen” — meaning women’s rights in English. Do you have ancestors who were Chinese …

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‘Dirty Chinese Restaurant’ game perpetuates racist stereotypes

The now abandoned game Dirty Chinese Restaurant game drew condemnation from members of the public and lawmakers in Canada and the US, and the Chinese Consul General: ‘Dirty Chinese Restaurant’ game denounced as racist by U.S., Ont. politicians – CTV News ‘Dirty Chinese Restaurant’ Game, Criticized for Racism, Will Not Be Released – NBC News A …

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After 200 years without land title, Nova Scotia black communities offered hope

CBC News writes: The empty lot in North Preston, N.S., has been in the hands of Elaine Cain’s family for many years, a connection that stirs in her a sentimental bond with the piece of land. But despite the fact her family has long paid property taxes on it, they have never held the deed. On Wednesday, Cain …

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China vs. America – Managing the Next Clash of Civilizations

Foreign Affairs writes: As Americans awaken to a rising China that now rivals the United States in every arena, many seek comfort in the conviction that as China grows richer and stronger, it will follow in the footsteps of Germany, Japan, and other countries that have undergone profound transformations and emerged as advanced liberal democracies. …

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Racist death threats linked to Charlottesville violence aimed at Calgary school trustee candidate

CBC News writes: A Calgary woman running to become a school board trustee says she’s been the victim of racist death threats on Facebook that reference the killing of an anti-fascist protester in the U.S. “I’m still in shock, for many reasons,” said Nimra Amjad, who is running in the upcoming municipal election to become a …

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You might have been born in Canada – but does Beijing think you could be a Chinese citizen?

SCMP writes: For Hong Kong-born Canucks and their children, that simple question has been complicated in recent days by some discomfiting reports. At the heart of the matter are two teenagers who applied through a Toronto travel agency to visit mainland China as part of a student study group. Despite having been born and bred …

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