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Denise Balkissoon

Denise Balkissoon is a weekly Opinion columnist and a reporter in the Globe's Toronto section. The National Magazine Award-winning writer is also a co-founder of The Ethnic Aisle, a blog about race and ethnicity in the Greater Toronto Area.

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Opinion
Summer vacation – anywhere but the U.S.? Denise Balkissoon
Opinion
Need temporary relief from a global trade headache? Try local retail therapy Denise Balkissoon
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Finally, a sign of national unity: racial profiling in policing Denise Balkissoon
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The U.S. is tearing children from their parents – and so are we Denise Balkissoon
Radio host Jamaias DaCosta suspended for on-air comments about station culture, murder trials
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Canada’s mysterious Islamic State returnee looks frighteningly familiar Denise Balkissoon
Opinion
Black Britons and belonging: Meghan Markle versus the Windrush generation Denise Balkissoon
For author David Chariandy, it’s not a matter of whether to discuss race with children, but how
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This Mother’s Day, let’s think about child-care providers Denise Balkissoon
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Eating while black in a Chinese restaurant: a grim lesson in racist division Denise Balkissoon
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Is Apu offensive? Hank Azaria says yes, his Simpsons’ bosses say no Denise Balkissoon
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To the oil workers of Alberta: We care about you Denise Balkissoon
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Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and the absolute reign of women in rap Denise Balkissoon
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Roseanne reboot proves nostalgia has limits Denise Balkissoon
Toronto’s Collective of Black Artists fights for survival
Islandborn​ author Junot Diaz on representation in children’s books
Opinion
We’re so addicted to plastic that we drink it every day Denise Balkissoon