chiefcane asked: I have a friend who truly believes Status First Nations have more "rights" than everyone else in Canada. He firmly believes we should stop crying about injustices because he had "nothing to do with it", it's "ancient" history, and we should just integrate already. Now I am proud of my heritage and of our treaties, I do not abuse my hunting and fishing rights. I don't feel he has any cause to point the finger other than institutionalized racism as a rural Albertan. Do you have any links for him?
A lot of privileged folks, whose success, well-being, and preferential treatment are always afforded to, like to believe that they are guilty of nothing and had “nothing to do with it” while still reaping the benefits of racism and our oppressive society. They don’t want to confront the fact that they may play a part in this, even if only by inaction. Because they reap these benefits, they are accountable and they will never want to look at that because they would never want to think of themselves as a bad person. They think being a bad person is about individual acts and attitudes. Because they’re not out there partaking in individual shitty actions, they’re only keeping their spot in the system of privilege they have access to.
Anyways, here are some links for further reading.
tiliassa asked: Racism permeates in every country on earth. It will never be possible to eradicate this disease, because no matter how equal everyone will become in society, there will always be that one thing that will drive morons to make themselves feel better and gain an advantage over others. My question is, why don't all humans just die?