Category Archives: History

#All Lives Matter–please read the fine print

Why is it so hard for white people to get that when black people say ‘black lives matter’ it means “we, black people, don’t feel our lives are as valued as the lives of white people”? Numerous studies and daily … Continue reading

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On Having A Scottish Last Name

I recently started genealogy research into my Jamaican roots. My last name, like those of many other Jamaicans, is Scottish. I knew it was beforehand but I didn’t care, not until my father accused me of not caring for my … Continue reading

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The Niqab In A Liberal Society

This post is late. It was due in October 2015, during the Canadian federal elections. The now-defeated Conservative government, led by then Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, sought a judicial decree to get the niqab banned from all citizenship ceremonies.  The … Continue reading

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The Whitewashing of History Through Cinema

We live in a world dominated by people of European descent, and they determine whose tales get told, and who gets into their historical epics, whether they are fantastical (Game of Thrones) or factual (Braveheart). Whites are raised believing they … Continue reading

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A Slave To His Former Master

Recently,  a letter reportedly written by a black, former slave to his white, former slave master, in regards to “returning to the plantation to work,”  has popped up in the blogosphere. While there are questions concerning its authenticity, it’s making headlines … Continue reading

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September 11th: 10 Years Later

I remember Tuesday, September 11th, 2001 very well. I remember being in high school, second period class. I believe it was Entrepreneurship. The class had just started after my first period Law class (same teacher). Just as we were getting … Continue reading

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The History of Racism In The U.S.

Very funny, but still quite accurate. Come have an affair:

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