Musings on a cloudy day

I have two young children. This week a study was released by the Yale Child Study Center describing how racism manifests itself in preschools; black boys in particular are being suspended disproportionately. It worries me that my children are being profiled, basically from birth. I wonder how this will impact them…their experiences, their self-esteem, their lives.

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Meanwhile, in local news…a report is being released on child protective services in Ontario. Among its findings: systemic anti-black racism embedded in every possible way and black families suffering. Furthermore, similar anti-black racism in the justice, education and medical systems. It seems we’re not safe anywhere.

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