I’m in Cuba with my family this week – well, actually an island off the coast of Cuba. And while we are at an all inclusive, in a location with little else around (sadly), there is still enough going on here to be aware of race politics. Cuba has a mixture of people of colour – the … [Continue reading] Racism – the legacy of colonization globally
This year Canada as a colonized country is 150 years old. And we’re going to celebrate. I imagine that on July 1 there will be a plethora of festivities, with flags and music and who knows what else. Canada means different things to different people, for sure. You can read more … [Continue reading] Canada: 150 years of…?
I’m currently in Barbados with my family, and of course, Christmas is in the air. What strikes me as we travel around and listen to the radio, is the presence of Santa Claus. Santa Claus is Black here, of course, which may surprise some people and certainly shakes up the image that is typically … [Continue reading] Christmas in the Caribbean
Today I put my foot in my mouth, big time. I mentioned it was Canada Day to a new American friend, and cheekily suggested he could wish me a happy one. And he is Indigenous. Yup. That's right. I will give you a moment to let that sink in. I have been doing Diversity & Inclusion work … [Continue reading] Why I Won’t be Saying Happy Canada Day Today