I don't know how to talk about the situation in Canada but any white person who says the murders in London are not reflective of the country 1. isn't acknowledging its history 2. clearly hasn't talked to or listened to the people who experience racism on a regular basis
The experiences of Muslim folks, Indigenous folks, Black folks, anyone who had a relative who was in the internment camps, the hate crimes, plus the comments the literal leader of the NDP has received. Look at what gets tweeted and RTed by the Conservative Party. It's all there.
I don't know how to convince white people in power that non-white people aren't exaggerating their concerns and how much of a toll racism has on a daily basis, incl the energy spent worrying about safety, discrimination at work, hate crimes, pay gaps, various government policies.
People are literally dying and I worry that still won't be enough to change things. Do people remember the names of the Asian women who died in Atlanta? Will there be a huge national fundraiser for the London, ON family like the one for the junior hockey team from Humboldt, SK?

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