The Elephant in The Room

By Gillian Shackleton My mother has a vivid memory of me at 14 years old. I arrived home from school one day and announced to my parents that children have rights.  I told them that they were wrong for having smacked me when I was younger.  We must have been learning about children’s rights atContinue reading “The Elephant in The Room”

What Will Be In Your Time Capsule?

By Deborah Lashley-Johnson My daughters have been writing letters to their future selves.  A fun activity that they can do online while passing the time at home.  Aside from the simple “what did you do the past year” questions, some of the boilerplate questions are quite profound: –What lessons have I learned up until this point? –Tell your futureContinue reading “What Will Be In Your Time Capsule?”

Waiting for Another Wave to Come

There is something about a time of crisis that brings out our true selves, and sometimes who we see in that time of crisis may not be someone we want to view in the mirror when the chaos has passed. COVID-19 has given us much to think about regarding race. From anti-asian racism to racismContinue reading “Waiting for Another Wave to Come”

A Comprehensive Examination of Structural Racism as relates to the Recently Publicised Racial Incidents in the USA

Structural racism is defined as: “A system in which public policies, institutional practices, culturalrepresentations, and other norms work in various, often reinforcing ways to perpetuate racial group inequity. It identifies dimensions of our history and culture that have allowed privileges associated with “whiteness” and disadvantages associated with “color” to endure and adapt over time. StructuralContinue reading “A Comprehensive Examination of Structural Racism as relates to the Recently Publicised Racial Incidents in the USA”