Navigating grief + joy — Anti-Racism

Talking to My Kids About Racism

Melissa Sulley Anti-Racism Parenting after loss

Talking to My Kids About Racism

I sat my kids down today and we spoke about George Floyd and Regis Korchinski-Paquet. We talked about how there are good people and bad people in the world, and sometimes bad people will do harmful things to people with skin the colour of theirs.⠀ We talked about how there are good police officers (some being personal friends) and how there are bad police officers who abuse their power.⠀ We talked about why we won’t let them play with toy guns, even brightly coloured nerf ones, because simply put... they don’t have the same privilege as white kids.⠀ We mentioned...

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Black Lives Matter

Melissa Sulley Anti-Racism

Black Lives Matter

This past week, undoubtedly has been a really heavy week for so many people. My heart is broken for my Black friends and family and the daily realities they face. This problem isn't new, and it's not going away unless we do something.⠀⠀Friends, I’m going to be point blank...⠀ Racism is still alive and rampant, and it’s not just an American problem, and white privilege is very much real even here in Canada. As a white woman, I recognize I have certain privileges my friends and family don’t. I also recognize I may say the wrong thing as I contribute...

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