CANADA: “I’M NOT RACIST”. BLACK PEOPLE: “YES, YOU ARE”

During interview prep for my discussion on CBC Radio I was asked, “What’s the way forward?” after the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the hands of a police officer. That’s a hard question because the problem is deeper than we think. One of the responses you hear from white Canadians, whether well-meaning or grounded in racism and denial is, “Isn’t Canada better than the U.S.?” The answer is, “No”. In fact, if Canada’s treatment of black people and … Continue reading CANADA: “I’M NOT RACIST”. BLACK PEOPLE: “YES, YOU ARE”