Lecturing on Cdn Racist identity

Now I am going to lecture on identity and Cdn’s views on what Cdn identity is (tolerant, innocent, polite, multicultural, tough northerners who tamed an empty land) versus what it really is (tolerant of racism toward indigenous peoples, guilty as hell and multicultural only so long as you don’t fuck with Cdn nation building). This one goes well when I talk about toques and hockey etc and then they get all hang dog when I tell them what Cdns are really like. I show them exactly how Canada is one of the most racist places on the planet. Most of them know virtually nothing about indigenous peoples because that is the way the are socialized by omission by their families, peers and educational system. Some know a little bit but really have not been told the whole story. The whole story in a concentrated hour and 20 minutes really messes with them.Hey, these kinds of interventions are crucial to make the world a better place.

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About flexosaurus

I am an anthropologist and Associate Professor who loves to play guitar and comment on social injustice in whatever form it may take
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