Racism against Indigenous peoples has been described as “pervasive, debilitating, limiting, suffocating, unending, violent, [and] demeaning.” The experiences and stories of Indigenous women, in particular, are disregarded and cited as a one-off situation. Coupled with stereotypes against Indigenous people and women, Indigenous women experience racism on all levels and structures of Canadian settler society – both institutional and individual. Racial, ethnic, and gendered barriers do not end at institutions but also geography.
Dr Jean Walrond is not an ordinary Edmontonian. She is an extraordinary woman in every sense of the word. She is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Alberta. She is also a mum and a grand mum who is very passionate about the health and education of Black people.
In this episode, Tayo Elnathan and Kemi Aina talk about their fears. The fear of dogs, snakes, forgetting your underwear whilst going on holiday, fear of growing up, the fear of dying,the fear of loneliness, the fear of photo radars, the fear of food poisoning, the fear of driving in the snow, the fear of forgetting where you parked at an international airport, fear fear of getting Covid19, the fear of being skipped for a promotion. The list is endless.
The Masterclass provides a safe place for our children to open up about their experiences of microaggressions and racism. Here are is why you need to sign up your kids. Racism is real. It is not some imagined nonsense from lazy minds. It can leave scars. And wounds. Here are some examples of what black children deal with in their classrooms and in the play grounds of their schools.
When you are called a ‘chimpanzee’ or an orangutan by your friends at school and the teacher never sees it happen. Here are some uncomfortable examples.
When your sandwich is ridiculed at school.
When your teachers set low expectations for your kids.
When your kids spend more time in the school corridors or in the restroom than in class actually learning.
When your child does not want to go to school.
When your child wants to have a light skin.
When your child stops talking.
When your child stays in their room every day after school.
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