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How Too Much Awareness Can Harm Marginalized People's Mental Health

Over the past few weeks, the media has been covering the rise of Anti-Asian racism with more fervor than before, after violent escalations in Anti-Asian hate crimes around the United States. What also came to light, was that Canada has higher Anti-Asian hate crimes per capita than the US, despite Canada always touting itself as an accepting, pluralistic country, free of the intensity of racism faced by our neighbours to the south.

We also saw some acknowledgement of Islamophobia after Alberta had yet another attack on a Muslim woman after a string of unrelated attacks over the past threemonths. There’s been a noticeable rise in Islamophobic hate crimes, specifically targeting Muslim women in Alberta in recent years and months.

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