"The sad truth of the matter is that while White kids are being sheltered and taught to believe that they are special, kids of colour are actively being torn down and encouraged by the world to see themselves as “other”. White people may look at them as babies, and think that they are cute, but shortly after getting out of diapers, they begin to see Black boys as future rapists, thieves and gang bangers. They are systematically written off as a matter of course. The childhood that White children have, is denied to children of colour, in order to teach them their role in the pecking order. Discrimination does not wait until adulthood."
what do you meeeeaaan canucks arent all benevolent white saviors?!
Oh god yes.
We’re taught so early on we need to do X and Y lest people see us in fucked up ways. Where was that quote from Ron Paul about not holding a child responsible for a major crime but “black boys raised in crime laden areas have maturity beyond that of normal kids and should be held liable” or some shit like that?
More Canadians need to be aware of this shit… ESPECIALLY in regards to the First Nations.
I see so many Canadians on Tumblr pronouncing how much more forward-thinking Canada is because its history of racism is simply different than that of the United States. Canada has not solved the racism problem nor has it even come close to doing so. We in the United States may be more open about talking about racism but because the discussion is slightly different in Canada does not mean these problems simply do not exist. Get talking, my Canadian friends.