The two weeks since the death of George Floyd have been heavy ones for anyone following. We’ve all been tuned to our news and social media sources — seeing protestors, celebrities, allies, everyone — articulate their/our rightful anger over how Black lives have been systemically ignored and undervalued for so long.
But, as Canadians, it’s important to acknowledge that systemic racism and police brutality are not exclusively American problems. We have a lot of work to do in this sphere as well. A border doesn’t stop all systemic issues, and neither does single payer healthcare or a less broken immigration system.Read more »