A question that keeps coming up
This is disheartening. I have no words of encouragement at this time. I hope everyone uses their holidays to reflect on what it means to be a global society.
Great piece as always. The layers of complexity in your examples impacted me. When we realize that racism is in the air we breathe, that’s where healing can happen.
Great piece Sharon. I love what you PM is doing to obtain repartitions for slavery. I love the fact that she has United both Africa and the Caribbean to obtain these repartions.
Ach, I cannot *wait* to buy your book! I'm still making my way through some current bills (yay car repairs and rent and flat tires (oh my!)) before I will be able to afford purchasing it, but your book is absolutely top of my list for books to must-buy in the new year. Your newsletter is still, hands down, my go-to reading resource for learning about anti-racism topics, and you're one of the most polished writers I've ever read. I just adore your work.
Thank you for putting out such consistent hard-hitting topical content, and being an absolutely badass writer to boot!
Is there racism in Barbados? Is the Pope Catholic?
I don't know much about Barbados; truthfully, I don't know where it's located (geography is my worst subject lol). With that said, I often think that countries that either have a lot of minorities or are mainly people of color (no matter which) treat their own citizens worse over time than white people, especially those who aren't from the same country. I'm not going to necessarily say that they should treat the racial majority better than their minorities or people from other countries; the overall goal should be to treat everyone as equally as possible, but take care of your own citizens when it comes to certain things... I think you know what I mean.
Agreed, Sharon. I certainly have noticed/been exposed to some of the kinds of incidents you mention.