Updated: Mar 24
Tired of racism?
These children are too.
“They were running around trying to spell raccoon, but they didn’t have the R and the A,” Pastor Raymond Horry, a parent in the school district, told KSDK. “I don’t believe it that five Caucasian teachers, not one of them knew that."
Some people make excuses. "John Smith, a basketball coach at the school, called what the teachers did “a mistake”.
Do you believe it was a mistake for white teachers to use that word?
We don't think so either.
It is time we all stood up to racists and racial behavior.
If we hear something, say something, even at the cost of being rebuked. It is often that concern which silences good people.
"It just goes on, and on, and on. Race and racism is a reality that so many of us grow up learning to just deal with. But if we ever hope to move past it, it can't just be on people of color to deal with it," she wrote. "It's up to all of us—Black, white, everyone—no matter how well-meaning we think we might be, to do the honest, uncomfortable work of rooting it out."
Canada is not immune to racism as we have seen recently. Canadians are waking to our failure as a multicultural society.
"I was born in the '70s and I have learned that Toronto is a city unlike any in the world when it comes to diversity. Despite my fortunate experience growing up in a multicultural corner of the city, I was not exempt from racism. Imagine walking into a room aware that there is someone who thinks of you as “other” or “lesser”. Playing hockey in my youth, I was often alienated at training camps; people doubted my abilities just because of the skin I was in. I remember how differently I was treated when people noticed my play on the ice. How I was suddenly more acceptable. This had a profound effect on my young view of the world."
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