Our January-February 2009 issue is now online for your reading pleasure. I’ll be highlighting a few items on the blog over the next week or so, but you can skip ahead and read the whole thing now.
In the cover story, “The Case for All-Black Schools,” Andrew Wallace digs through the troubled history of Africentric schools. As Toronto prepares to open a new black-focused school in September, we survey the arguments for, and against, the controversial idea and uncover an all-but-forgotten educational experiment that could be a sign of hope — or a cautionary tale.
Also in this issue, Jennifer O’Connor uncovers hundreds of sexual assault cases that are being swept under the rug by Canadian police departments every year; Ashley Walters goes inside the Canadian Military Journalism Course to experience the fraught relationship between reporters and the Canadian Forces; Mark MacKinnon warns that Ukraine may be in Russia’s crosshairs; Jason Anderson compares the homegrown-movie-going habits of English and French Canada; and Tim McSorley writes about Socially Acceptable Acts of Terrorism.
PLUS: Bloggers behind bars; Men’s rights; Stephen Harper’s book club; History funnies; and the sex life of George and Laura Bush.
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