Tag Archives: racial injustice

I’m Beginning to Think that I’m Too Subtle Sometimes:

Let’s Start a Dialogue about the N-Word All joking aside, there are three recent posts of mine which attempted to connect the dots where harsh truth is concerned. The first was about Dred Scott, the second about Roe v. Wade … Continue reading

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Forty-Six Years Ago Lightfoot Highlighted a Racial Issue

Cherokee Bend (1975) This song has been haunting my sleep. That probably means I need to write something about it. The story isn’t new, and in this case, fictionalized, but the recent news of unmarked graves at so many Residential … Continue reading

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Murder in the Line of Duty, or Something More Personal?

The Murder of George Floyd (May 25, 2020) I’ve waited until now to discuss this case. What I did not want to do was add any fuel to the fire of a blazing racial incident between a black man and … Continue reading

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Prejudice Comes in Many Forms

Green Book (2018) I have to admit to having a bit of trepidation before watching this film on Netflix last night. For one thing, I knew there would be racial discrimination and even a little bit of violence, but I … Continue reading

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Harsh Reality: “That’s Some Loaded Toast!”

‘Oprah with Meghan and Harry’ TV Special on CBS A no-holds barred take down of the British Royal Family was always going to be fascinating viewing, but I wasn’t expecting such candor from the participants. In a way, Meghan got … Continue reading

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The Whole World’s Watching…

The Trial of the Chicago 7 Another chapter in the history books, this time highlighting injustice in an American courtroom. Let’s face it, it was a media circus, and the participants knew they were on trial for who they were, … Continue reading

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Who’s Privileged? Not Me…

I’m Poor White Trash I was challenged in our Faith & Science group yesterday, when I said I wasn’t “privileged”. A chorus of “Yes, you are!” arose from the women in the group. Ahh, now that made things clearer! From … Continue reading

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Why Is It So Hard to Understand Racism?

“You just don’t understand why I am so angry.” Canadians are racist. There, I’ve said it. Does that make any difference to the national dialogue we’ve been having, lately? I don’t think so. In fact, you can’t even say that … Continue reading

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“Racialized” Canadians?

What is Justin Trudeau Actually Apologizing For?   From time immemorial, people have been entertaining others by dressing up and imitating someone they know in common, even if that action may be a little tasteless. It was (seemingly) harmless in … Continue reading

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Telling It Like It Was: 70’s Sitcoms

  Live! All in the Family & The Jeffersons Last night’s live event on ABC was a project from Jimmy Kimmel which was inspired by live musicals. Two episodes from these TV shows were performed word-for-word from the original scripts. … Continue reading

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