Honour

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Speaking for Love Equals Suspension for Three Students

I was introduced to these three stories today; three stories that can be very disheartening. Each one speaks to the difficultly of being a True Rebel voice as a young student.

White People Suck!

Catchy title I know! Being of European descent myself, it might sound strange, but these were the exact words that came to my head after a brief online interaction that I just had.

My Dad was born in Holland, as were my 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents and so on... In Holland Santa Claus is called Sinterklaas and comes door to door on the evening of December 5th with gifts. Sinterklaas does not come alone. He is preceded by a servant named Zwarte Piet, which translated is “Black Peter”.

Honour Yourself

Last night I found out that a youth I’ve known for a while is one half Aboriginal Canadian.  His mother is from the Mi’kmaq First Nation people. I told him how cool I thought that was, but he was quick to joke, “But, I don’t huff gas or anything.” I knew he was ‘joking’ but I looked at him very seriously and said, “I never would have thought you did. That would never have crossed my mind. I want you to know that I honour the First People of Canada.” I wanted him to hear that...

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