A short history of racism in B.C. – and globally

If you think racism doesn’t live in your neighborhood, or you never heard of the Komagata Maru incident (which you probably haven’t) you should read this.

The Chinese head tax. The Komagata Maru incident. Japanese internment camps. Aboriginal residential schools. These tragic events from B.C. history are taught regularly in higher education and public-school classrooms. B.C’s primary-grade teachers began instructing their students this fall on the abuse of young aboriginals in church-run residential school system. Sharing a history is about choosing…

Source: A short history of racism in B.C. – and globally

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