I have white privilege. I have never known a world where I have had to worry about where my food comes from, if I’ll have clothes on my back, a roof over my head, or worry about my safety simply because of the colour of my skin.
I have never known the feeling of being pulled over by a police officer for anything other than speeding or broken tail light. I have never felt that that fear.
In the last few months there have been multiple instances where black men and women have been murdered simply because of the colour of their skin. Police officers that impose power over them simply because they are in a position of power that cannot be questioned.
This is a bit more evident in the U.S. but I have no doubt it happens in Canada as well. I am not saying that all police officers act this way, in fact, I know that to not be true. But change needs to happen.
Last night, Ted Wong and I spoke to Harrison Mooney of Post Media about the racial injustice that is occurring and has occurred for far too long. I would say this is something out of our comfort zone but it’s really just something that we’ve let lay low and out of the way. There needs to be change and if even one person changes their way of thinking and can continue this fight, it’s a start.
Please, please listen to our podcast today and hear the words that so many are hushed to say in TV interviews because networks don’t want the backlash.